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Major programs interested in Dillon

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Steve Dillon said he's more focused on his academics and his season than recruiting right now but with USC and Boise State starting to show more interest it could be difficult for the Palmdale, Calif., defensive end not to take notice.
It's an exciting time for Dillon, a 6-foot-3, 245-pound three-star prospect who's rated as the No. 46 strong-side defensive end by Rivals.com. UCLA and Cal are still Dillon's two favorites but he's keeping a close watch on the Trojans and Broncos to see if either team offers.
"It feels good knowing that more major programs have their eye on me," Dillon said. "It feels pretty good. I wouldn't say too much is changing. I'd just say other colleges are moving up.
"I talk to coach (James) Cregg and coach (Ed Orgeron) a lot and they're telling me to stay on my grades. That's the main reason why I don't have an offer right now is because I'm working on my core GPA to get that up. It's the same exact thing with Boise State.
"It's always going to be exciting to have one of the schools in the top 25 recruiting you. I still have to focus on my academics and what I have going on with my own season right now."
Arizona State, Cal, Colorado, Colorado State, Iowa State, New Mexico, Oregon State, UCLA, Utah, Washington and Washington State have all offered Dillon, who has said numerous times that the Golden Bears and Bruins are his favorites.
Things could change for Dillon, who's been hampered with an injury he sustained in a Week 2 victory over Granada Hills (Calif.) Kennedy, with Boise State and USC getting involved.
For now, Dillon is focused on things other than recruiting and he doesn't plan to take any official visits until late in the season or possibly after his senior year wraps up.
"That's very important because I'm worried about practices and our practices are very long," Dillon said. "We put a lot of hours in and then I put a lot of hours into school and homework so I really don't have enough time for colleges at the moment."
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