The Bulldozer

National Recruiting Editor
Posted Nov 5, 2007


"I'm still hearing from the coaches at UCLA and USC," Scout.com's No. 23 offensive guard nationally, Vaughn Dotsy said. "They send me mail and said they are waiting to see how my season finishes up. I like both of the schools and grew up watching both of them. They are close to home and I think I'd be really comfortable there. I like the area and Los Angeles a lot."

Vaughn Dotsy, the 6-foot-4, 360-pound three-star offensive guard from St. Bonaventure High School in Ventura, Calif., says he has 13 scholarship offers - although his two favorite schools haven't offered yet.

Dotsy favors UCLA and USC slightly over LSU, California and Nebraska. Of those five, only the Tigers and Huskers have offered. He claims to also have offers from Michigan, Florida, Nevada, UNLV, Arizona, Arizona State, Alabama, among others.

"I'm still hearing from the coaches at UCLA and USC," Dotsy said. "They send me mail and said they are waiting to see how my season finishes up. I like both of the schools and grew up watching both of them. They are close to home and I think I'd be really comfortable there. I like the area and Los Angeles a lot."

Dotsy, Scout.com's No. 23 offensive guard nationally, attended several UCLA and USC games already and says his parents are favoring the Los Angeles programs as well. "But my parents just really want me to stay in California," he said. "But that may not happen since most of my offers are from out of state. That'll be okay with them too.

"But I think if either UCLA or USC offered me, I'd probably commit," he said. "UCLA is a great sports school and in a great area. They also have pretty good tradition, but USC is just a football powerhouse. You can't go wrong with either one."

The only official visit that Dotsy has scheduled is to LSU on Nov. 23 when the Tigers take on Arkansas. "LSU has great tradition," he said. "They always have great o-linemen and it's a good place to play. Plus they are having a great season."

Another official visit Dotsy would like to take is to Nebraska. "They have real good tradition too and produce great linemen. They run a good offense and I just like their style of play.

"I've heard the rumors about the coaches and they are having a down season, so you never know what's going to happen, but you can't really let that affect you. I try not to focus too much on rumors."

Dotsy says he doesn’t have a timeframe for his decision. "I'm still pretty open and will decide whenever I feel the time is right," he said. "I just want to be comfortable and have a good connection with all the coaches."

St. Bonaventure High School is currently 8-1 and heading towards the playoffs. "I'm quick and pretty strong," Dotsy says of his 435 max bench. "A lot of people say I'm like a bulldozer. I take down whatever is in front of me.

"But I still want to improve my footwork and overall speed."

He reports a 3.5 core GPA and a 1580 SAT



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