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Decison nearing for Arizona four-star

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Four-star offensive lineman Kristofer O'Dowd (6-5, 315, 5.1) from Tucson (Ariz.) Salpointe Catholic was one of 92,000 plus spectators at the Rose Bowl who witnessed one of the biggest upsets of the season when UCLA upended their cross town rival USC 13-9. Interesting enough, the Bruins are doing battle with the Trojans for the services of this talented lineman.
"It was a good game," O'Dowd said. "I was trying to stay neutral at the game because I am looking at both schools. I was able to do that alright."
"My visit to UCLA went well," O'Dowd said. "I was supposed come in on Friday, but since I wasn't feeling well, I came in early Saturday morning and went straight to the Rose Bowl. The Rose Bowl is a nice place and it is a great stadium."
"Chris Joseph was my host and he is a cool guy," O'Dowd said. "It was fun to see the school and the atmosphere after the win.
"UCLA and USC are comparable as far as fans and atmosphere," O'Dowd said. "The Coliseum was louder and there were some other differences."
"I have a couple of home visits this week," O'Dowd said. "Arizona was in on Monday. Tennessee was here yesterday (Monday December 4th), USC will be in tomorrow (Wednesday December 6th) and UCLA will be in house on Thursday (December 7th).
"I will take an official visit to Arizona this weekend (December 8th) and then I will make my announcement a week from Thursday (December 14th)," O'Dowd said. "After I'm finished with Arizona, I'm going to sit down with my family and I will get their input on the table and then see where I fit in best."
O'Dowd was selected to the Rivals.com Rivals100 for the class of 2007 and is considered by Rivals.com as the nation's No. 54 prospect at any position. Rivals.com rates O'Dowd as the country's No. 5 offensive guard.
O'Dowd also made the Rivals.com Arizona top 20 team landing as the Grand Canyon State's No. 2 prospect at any position.
It is going to be a stressful week and two days for coaches and fans from the last schools standing for the very skilled behemoth from Arizona.
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