Big Prospect Gets Big Attention

Vaughn Dotsy, the 6-6, 340-pound offensive line prospect from Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure, has a top five list of schools from the Pac-10, the Big 10 and the SEC. He talked about those favorites and a time table for when he could make a commitment...

Long known for the skill players they've produced, Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure has a big, physical presence in the trenches in offensive tackle Vaughn Dotsy (6-6, 343).

With scholarship offers from the likes of Arizona, San Diego State, Ole Miss and Michigan, Dotsy recently added an offer from the defending national champions.

"Florida is my most recent offer," said Dotsy. "Michigan offered me just before that, too."

Those two schools are in Dotsy's top five along with three in-state programs.

"My top five right now is UCLA, USC, Michigan, Cal and Florida," said Dotsy. "Arizona State and Oregon just started talking to me more so they could be next."

Dotsy said that both of the Los Angeles schools have been showing him increased attention. "I've talked to both UCLA and USC since they've just received my highlight film and I know both of them are interested," said Dotsy. "I'm pretty interested in both of them, too."

Dotsy is also interested in California, and the Bears may have an edge thanks to a family connection. Dotsy's older brother Terrance played tight end for Cal earlier in the decade and his final year in Berkeley was the first year for Cal coach Jeff Tedford.

"My brother had one year with Coach Tedford so they know who I am and they know something about my family," said Dotsy.

Dotsy said that he was in no rush to make his college choice. "I'm going to take a little time and take some trips and just check out all the schools I'm interested in," said Dotsy. "I want to see what other offers I get and then I'll start narrowing it down."

With tremendous size (new teammate Darrell Scott said "That is a big guy, he's huge and the running game should be really strong"), Dotsy said he could play either tackle or guard in college and that no position stands out. "They have me at either position but it really doesn't matter to me where they put me," said Dotsy. "I just enjoy playing. I play left tackle but I can play either side."

Dotsy said he was planning on attending the Nike Camp in Los Angeles and USC's Lineman Camp as well as the Ventura County Hogs Camp, a longstanding camp/competition for lineman in Ventura County.

With the addition of Scott to an already solid Seraph running game that returns 2009 prospect Patrick Hall, Dotsy is eager to get back on the field this year.

"They're both electrifying D-1 runners," said Dotsy. "We can basically run everywhere. Losing last year (in the quarterfinals) has driven us a lot and we don't mess around. We're working harder."

Dotsy has a 3.5 GPA and scored a 24 on the ACT.

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