Malik Dorton considered an early commitment but the four-star defensive end decided to hold off and it's paid off for the Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco prospect.
Last week, the 6-foot-3, 227-pound recruit said coaches from Nebraska, USC and San Diego State stopped by St. John Bosco - arguably the top football team in the state - and he got particularly positive news from the Huskers' coaching staff.
"I talked to the Nebraska coach and the San Diego State coach but I didn't have much of a chance to talk with the USC coaches," Dorton said.
"(Nebraska was) just telling me about the school and how I can fit in over there. They want me to possibly take a visit down there sometime. I'm taking it into consideration for sure."
Oklahoma has shown a lot more interest in Dorton recently and he said an offer from Vanderbilt is his latest.
So far, Dorton has landed offers from Arizona State, Boise State, Colorado, Fresno State, Ole Miss, Nebraska, Oregon State, San Diego State, Texas Tech, UCLA, Utah, Utah State, Vanderbilt and Washington State.
Since St. John Bosco has one of the top teams in California, college coaches are expected to stop by through the spring evaluation period and Dorton knows of one in particular that he's looking forward to in the coming days.
"I'm pretty sure schools are coming up," Dorton said.
"I know one of the Texas Tech coaches said they would be out this Wednesday. I'm not sure about anybody else but I'm sure they're going to be out."
UCLA has been considered the favorite for Dorton, rated as the No. 12 weak-side defensive end and the No. 192 prospect in the 2014 class by Rivals.com.