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Walton slowly picking up offers

It seems wherever Dustin Walton camps this spring he's been picking up offers or increased interest and things could even get a lot better for the Raton, N.M., pro-style quarterback if that trend continues after his next two stops.
Walton, a 6-foot-4, 223-pound recruit who's rated sixth in the Rocky Mountain preseason top 8 of 2011 by Rivals.com, will be at Notre Dame Tuesday and then will camp at Alabama next month, two humongous trips as he continues to look for offers.
"If I got those two offers I'm sure it would explode and blow up," Walton said. "It would open so many doors and a lot of teams would start calling and maybe look again at the film to see what Alabama or Notre Dame caught so I'd get more contact.
"If I just stayed at home and didn't go to any camps I don't think anybody would know about me. It's important for me to get out and try to show up and do my best at every camp."
In the last couple weeks, Walton has worked out at New Mexico and New Mexico State and picked up offers from both programs. He was also one of the top prospects at the EA Sports Elite 11 Quarterback Camp in Las Vegas.
Walton, a three-star prospect who threw for 3,381 yards with 39 touchdowns and nine interceptions in his junior season, already had an offer from Colorado State. He's receiving interest from many other programs.
Since Walton is picking up new offers and getting lots more interest, there are no plans anytime soon to make a commitment. First, he wants to camp at Notre Dame and Alabama and then use the rest of the summer to see which schools get more interested as his senior year approaches.
Walton has also camped at UCLA and Arizona State this spring but it might be tough to end up at either Pac-10 school.
The Sun Devils recently landed a commitment from Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft prospect Michael Bercovici and Brett Hundley and Brock Berglund are believed to be the top two recruits on UCLA's quarterback board.