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Dorton has Pac-12 leader

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Malik Dorton likes the new UCLA coaching staff, has watched the program's revitalization this season and he's enjoyed watching the Bruins play much more aggressively.
UCLA has not offered yet but it might behoove the staff to do so because the 2014 defensive end from Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco said the Bruins are his early frontrunner.
"The school that's really standing out to me right now is UCLA," Dorton said. "That's the favorite right now.
"It's the new coaching staff and I just like the direction they're going."
So far, Utah and Utah State have offered the athletic 6-foot-3, 227-pound prospect who's oftentimes unstoppable off the edge.
Because he has been so dominant, although still raw and relies on his athleticism to take over sometimes, Dorton has been receiving serious interest from Washington, Michigan and a little from USC as well.
The mail should keep coming in.
"I've been getting a lot of letters from coaches," Dorton said.
If the 2014 prospect continues to play so well, many more offers could be on the way. Plus, St. John Bosco is dominating this season - it has outscored its opponents 217-22 through four games - so the team will be on the radar even more in the coming weeks.
Last week, St. John Bosco defeated Los Angeles Loyola, 45-0. Every game has been a blowout and Dorton is excited with how the defense is playing.
Now he hopes his recruitment will pick up more.
"Deep down I had a feeling (the Loyola) game was going to get out of hand because we worked hard in practice and our defense was fired up to get some revenge from last year when we lost to those guys," Dorton said.
"It would be great to run over teams like that but I doubt that will happen once we get in the league. I think we'll go through some teams, too."
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