It is coming down to two schools for Cade Cowdin and the Palm Desert (Calif.) College of the Desert outside linebacker said he's torn between the Pac-12 and the Big East.
"It's coming down to Oregon State and USF," Cowdin said. "I don't know what I'm going to do because they both have so much I like about them. I just have some big decisions to make.
"I have finals this coming week so I'm going to try to concentrate on that and then I'm going to be going home this weekend. They're both supposed to be doing a house visit so hopefully that happens soon and I can make my decision over the holidays."
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Cowdin, a 6-foot-2, 230-pound three-star prospect, visited USF this past weekend and was really impressed with what the Bulls have to offer.
What mainly stood out was Cowdin's growing relationship with defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Mark Snyder, who has coached some top-notch linebackers during his time at Ohio State.
After his trip to South Florida, Cowdin said he is really torn because both programs have so many things to offer him.
"It was really good," Cowdin said. "I really liked it a lot. It opened my eyes more to the university for sure.
"Skip Holtz had a lot to do with it and mainly coach Snyder. He seems like he would be a phenomenal coach and he coached at Ohio State, he coached A.J. Hawk and that's a big deal for me. The facilities are really nice and it's a great program. I'm really 50/50. I am not leaning anywhere right now."
The College of the Desert prospect said he's still open to hearing from other programs but time is quickly running out.
Iowa State, Nevada, New Mexico State, UNLV, Western Michigan and Wyoming have also offered but this has clearly become a two-team race.