Offer Could Be Coming for Dorty

Tristan Dorty followed up a solid junior football season with an excellent spring, including solid performances at the Shrine Bowl Combine and the Shrine Bowl practice. Dorty aimed to continue the trend throughout the summer and most recently at North Carolina's one-day camp over the weekend.

"I felt I did well," said Dorty. "I felt I showed them everything that I can do.

"I talked to Coach [Kenny] Browning. He said I did a good job and he was glad to have me in camp."

Dorty, a 6-foot-2 230-pound defensive end from Mt. Ulla (N.C.) West Rowan, was singled out during the camp by head coach John Bunting, who indicated that a UNC offer might be coming in the future

"The way Coach Bunting was talking to me it sounded like [an offer] was on the way," said Dorty. "He asked me how many [offers] did I have already. I told him right now I have two [offers] already. He said ‘Don't be surprised if North Carolina jumps in the mix.'"

Dorty, who holds offers from Wake Forest and Virginia, said a commitment is possible if UNC does indeed offer a scholarship.

"If [North Carolina] were to offer, I'd highly consider [committing], but I'd probably have to wait to see how things with Virginia Tech go first," said Dorty. "But, they're on the top of my list, though.

"The campus is great, they have good facilities, the coaches are good, and they are going in the right direction – they are going to win a lot of games this year," said Dorty. "I can tell North Carolina is going to be a top program."

Also found on the top of Dorty's favorites list are N.C. State, Virginia Tech, and Wake Forest.

Whether the Tar Heels offer or not, Dorty hopes to have his recruitment squared away before the start of his senior football season.

Prior to attending UNC's camp, Dorty attended camps at N.C. State and Wake Forest. He will be in Blacksburg July 8th for the Hokies' camp, and has been asked to camp at N.C. State again in July, but isn't sure if the second Wolfpack camp fits into his schedule.

During the Shrine Bowl Combine held in Jamestown (N.C.), Dorty clocked a 4.70-second 40-yard dash and a 4.97-second 20-yard shuttle. He also vertically jumped 30.3 inches and benched 185 pounds 12 times.

As a junior at Mt. Ulla (N.C.) West Rowan, Dorty earned all-conference and all-county recognition after accumulating 15 sacks, 30 tackles for a loss, and an interception.

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