LOS ANGELES, Calif. — 2014 Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco defensive end Malik Dorton certainly had something to smile about on Sunday at the Nike Football Training Camp in Southern California and it wasn't just his outstanding play.
The four-star defensive end was fresh off his first Southeastern Conference offer from Ole Miss. "[That] was a big one," he said. "It was definitely shocking to me. I didn't think that an SEC school would contact me on the west coast, but I guess it worked out."
Dorton also recently picked up an offer from Washington. "That one didn't surprise me," he said, "I knew it was coming."
The 6-foot-2, 220-pound recruit said just weeks ago that UCLA was the heavy favorite, but on Sunday when asked if that was still the case Dorton said "a little."
He doesn't currently have any unofficial visits planned, but says he "looks forward to getting to Washington and Arizona State."