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Shelton gets new offer

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Three-star defensive end Michael Shelton (6-3, 211, 4.78) from Compton (Calif.) Dominguez recently received another offer and he is in the process of setting up a visit.
Shelton has had offers from Oregon State, Arizona, Washington, Oregon and San Diego State for awhile now. His most recent offer has come from the Cal Bears and he’s in the process of setting up a trip to Berkeley.
Colorado, Washington State and USC are also showing interest in Shelton.
Shelton told Rivals.com that he will definitely visit Oregon State. The Arizona Wildcats are another school that looks to be in good shape for a visit, while it is up in the air if he will visit Oregon.
Some schools are entertaining the idea of moving Shelton to outside linebacker if he remains at the same size.
Shelton has a standout senior season helping Dominguez to a 9-1 record and a league championship heading into the playoffs. He has racked 91 tackles, 13 ½ sacks, and five forced fumbles.
When Rivals.com asked if Shelton’s five forced fumbles were because of his ball stripping abilities or because of his smack down hitting abilities.
“Smack down all the way,” Shelton said. “They are fumbling because of hits not me stripping the ball.”
“I don’t really know how many quarterback hurries I have,” Shelton said. “I get one on pretty much every passing play.”
Now that Shelton has pretty much committed visits to Arizona, Cal and Oregon State does he have an idea who his other two trips will be?
“I’m keeping an open mind on the last two visits,” Shelton said. “I’m going to see what happens after the season.”
One of the reasons that Shelton is having such a great senior season is the fact of how hard he worked in the off season. He had a great summer improving his stock while camping at USC and San Diego State.
Some claimed Shelton was the most impressive defensive lineman at the USC camp. He was named co-defensive line MVP at USC and was the defensive line MVP at San Diego State.
As a junior, Shelton was selected all-league and all-area after accounting for 75 tackles, 13 sacks, 10 tackles for loss and three fumbles caused.
Shelton is a member of the Rivals.com Preseason California Top 100 team for the class 2005 landing as the Golden State’s number 46 rated prospect. Rivals.com also rates Shelton as the nation’s number 13 weakside defensive end for 2005.
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