Cal Leads for Palmdale DL

Palmdale (Calif.) defensive lineman Steve Dillon has double-digit offers plus a host of schools showing strong interest. Nonetheless, he says Cal is on top...

Steve Dillon (6-3, 255) is starting to work on an impressive array of offers.

"I've got offers from Washington State, Washington, California, Oregon State, Colorado, Colorado State, Utah, Iowa State, UCLA, New Mexico and that's it for right now," said Dillon. "UCLA was my most recent offer, they offered me on Monday."

Dillon said all of his offers have come as a defensive end.

"That's what I want to play," said Dillon. "I'm playing tight end too to help my team but my future is on defense."

Dillon has camped at the Los Angeles Nike Camp and the UCLA Camp and is at USC's Rising Stars Camp this week.

He is also hearing from Florida, where his close friend and teammate Joshua Shaw signed.

"They came out during the spring and they keep pressing me about my academics and they said that if I take care of that, I have the scholarship," said Dillon. "I'm trying to make an official visit out there."

Dillon said that Oregon, LSU and Notre Dame are also recruiting him along with USC, but a Pac-10 school is on top.

"I don't really have a top five right now, but I know that Cal is at the top," said Dillon. "I'm looking to stay in the Pac-10 if Florida doesn't happen."

Dillon said he's working on his grades, knowing that he's got to get them up.

"I'm working on my core GPA and bringing that up and I'll take the SAT in the fall," said Dillon. "Most likely when I get everything settled with my grades, I'll take my official visits and I'll decide probably after the season."

Last fall, Dillon had 74 tackles, nine sacks and nine tackles for loss as a junior.

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