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Three new offers for Dorton

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Malik Dorton is steadily picking up offers with three big ones coming in the last week for the four-star defensive end from Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco.
Vanderbilt and Texas Tech offered last weekend and Nebraska is the latest one for Dorton, a 6-foot-3, 227-pound recruit who's rated No. 192 in the 2014 class by Rivals.com.
"(The Nebraska coaches) were talking with me for the last couple months," Dorton said. "I wasn't sure if I was going to get it or not but they had already offered some of my teammates so I've been talking to the coaches. I gave them a call and they offered me.
"I watched them a lot last year and they had a good year and I think that's a good program to look into. I know a little bit from last season but I don't really know too much about them besides the year they had last year and a few years back."
The four-star defensive end was also in some contact with Vanderbilt and Texas Tech but both offers came as a surprise because the coaches hadn't really discussed it in-depth with Dorton, who was considering an early commitment but has decided to hold off because so many new offers have come in.
"I was in contact with (Vanderbilt) a lot, too," Dorton said. "They just decided to offer me. It was the same deal with Texas Tech. They offered me last weekend, too.
"It's the same thing but now I'm really starting to evaluate certain programs and see where I would fit in with my skill set. All the schools that offered me and are interested in me I'm looking at what they do as far as defense scheme-wise and where I fit in."
Dorton now has 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.
UCLA remains one of his big favorites but Dorton said he doesn't want to shut out any programs this early.
"It's still looking good but the window is never closed," Dorton said. "UCLA is a school I really like right now but I'm still open and I haven't committed or anything yet."
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