Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure offensive guard Vaughn Dotsy is one of the top juniors in California.
The 6-foot-4, 325-pounder is listed by Rivals.com as one of the top 250 juniors to watch for 2008 and the college coaches have definitely been doing a lot more than watching.
"I just got a Michigan offer just a little while ago," Dotsy, an all-section selection both as a junior and a sophomore, said. "They're recruiting me pretty heavily. I just went to the UCLA Junior Day, too. It was nice, and it's close to home. I definitely see their program getting better."
Dotsy does have a few questions, though, about Karl Dorrell's program.
"Coach Dorrell is a good coach," he said. "I'm just waiting to see what offensive line coach they're going to get. They keep losing their coach. I guess that's a good thing, though. It means that coach Dorrell is getting good guys to come in on his staff."
Dotsy said he also recently picked up offers from Ole Miss and Alabama. He said Florida and Notre Dame are also options that he's considering.
"I'll probably visit some of the Southeast schools, especially Florida," he said. "I want to get to see what it's like down there. I've never been to the South. Notre Dame and I also talk all the time. I've already talked to Charlie Weis. He's a cool guy."
Dotsy checked in at last spring's NIKE Training Camp at 6-3 and 340 pounds. He said he's now down to 325 pounds and will be at 310 by the start of his football season. It's a season that will see him line up and block for what arguably might be the top player in the nation – running back Darrell Scott. Scott just recently transferred to St. Bonaventure from Moorpark.
"We've been hanging out for the past few months, and he's a really good guy," Dotsy said about Scott. "Coming over from Moorpark, he definitely sees the difference in the work ethic and that we expect all of our players at St. Bonaventure to be bigger, stronger and better than everybody else we play. I can't wait to get out there and block for him next year.
"We should have a great offense."