Dorsey Receiver Has UCLA Ties

Dwayne Frampton, the 5-10, 170-pound wide receiver from Los Angeles (Calif.) Dorsey, had only 11 receptions in the 2005 season, playing behind a lot of senior talent, but he has one Pac-10 offer and one other long-time favorite Pac-10 school...

No school in the City Section sent more players to college last fall than Los Angeles (Calif.) Dorsey. With so many players leaving for college, receiver Dwayne Frampton (5-10, 170) will be expected to pick up the load for the Dons.

He also was hoping to pick up more interest from colleges, and it's going better than he expected.

"I have one official offer, from Washington State," Frampton said. "But I'm hearing a lot from Fresno State, Florida and Nevada. Then there is UCLA. That's my favorite school."

Frampton's ties to UCLA go back over a decade. "My uncle, Sharmon Shah (who later became Karim Abdul-Jabar), played there and we always watched UCLA play when I was growing up. If UCLA offered, that would be nice," Frampton said.

The Bruins stand atop his leader board, which is rounded out by Oregon, Fresno State, Washington and Washington State.

When it comes to a timetable for a decision, Frampton isn't in a hurry. "I don't want to rush into anything. I'll sit down and evaluate my decision and see which school is the best for me. But I would like to take some of my official trips first," said Frampton.

Stafon Johnson, who signed with USC in February, made Dorsey a ground-oriented team last season, but a new offense has Frampton licking his chops for the fall. He said, "We have a new offensive coordinator and we're getting ready to run the USC offense. I'll be the primary target. We just started our spring practice and I already got my playbook. I had injured my knee, but I should be 100% cleared this weekend to run the drills."

Despite only having 11 receptions in 2005, Frampton, who has mid 4.4 speed in the 40, made the most of them. "I scored nine touchdowns on my 11 catches. I don't look for the first down. I look for a touchdown," said Frampton, who tallied 261 yards on those 11 receptions.

This summer, Frampton will be heading to the Keenan McCardell Receivers Camp in San Diego. He was scheduled to attend the Combine, but sat it out with the knee recovering.

Academically, Frampton has a 3.2 GPA and will take both the SAT and ACT in June.

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