Colby Cyburt has not been on the road much this fall because he's focused more on his Mission Viejo, Calif., team but the three-star offensive tackle is headed to Stanford this weekend to watch the big Pac-12 matchup against Oregon and he's thrilled.
Cyburt, a 6-foot-5, 265-pound prospect, said Stanford, UCLA and Colorado remain his top three and getting up to see the Cardinal in action could be really important as his recruitment continues.
The three-star has already been to Stanford but now that recruiting has taken more of a focus this weekend's unofficial visit will be crucial.
"I haven't had too much of a chance during the season because I'm focused on our season at hand so after the season is when I'm going to pretty much put together all my official visits," said Cyburt, who also attended the USC-Stanford thriller. "Just getting a little feel for it is great.
"Just being able to experience that huge game is going to be awesome. To feel what I might be playing in is going to be awesome. I've been up to Stanford before but just to talk with the coaches more and get a better feel what it would be like to go there is a great opportunity especially for a game like that to see everyone getting ready for the game and how everything comes together."
Even though Stanford has come into focus for Cyburt, who's going to see two of the Cardinal's last three games in recent weeks, he maintains his top three is intact and that he's still open to other programs.
Since he has not taken any official visits yet it's still relatively early in the recruiting process for Cyburt, rated No. 48 at offensive tackle in the 2012 class and No. 53 in the California state rankings by Rivals.com.
After Mission Viejo's season, Cyburt said his complete attention will turn to recruiting and making his decision.
"I would still say my top three are UCLA, Colorado and Stanford," Cyburt said. "That's not to say anybody else is out by any shot because I'll definitely take more official visits and I'm still in close contact with a lot of other schools."
Arizona, Arizona State, Boston College, Colorado, Harvard, Oregon State, San Diego State, Stanford, UCLA, Utah and Washington are all on Cyburt's list.