Sean Dowling's father returns home for a short time from overseas during the Sept. 7-22 window for about four days and during that time the Fallbrook, Calif., offensive tackle will have some time to talk about his recruitment.
The UCLA commit plans to discuss many things with his father, who will be home on military leave, including his consideration to take some other official visits.
"I can't wait for that," Dowling said. "I think we're definitely going to talk about that among other things. I haven't seen him for six months so we're definitely going to catch up. College football recruiting will definitely be part of the conversation.
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"I would like to take a couple visits. I've been so busy that I didn't have many opportunities to take unofficial visits and I think it will be the same way during the season but I'd like to take a couple.
"I'd really like to visit Oklahoma and I'd really like to visit Michigan State but I haven't really finalized those decisions at all."
Dowling, a 6-foot-6, 265-pound three-star prospect by Rivals.com, has been committed to UCLA since April and has not wavered on that pledge.
He has talked highly about the Bruins and said it would be difficult to switch to another school but he'd still like to see some other campuses if given the opportunity.
UCLA is loading up on offensive linemen this recruiting cycle and Dowling said he doesn't care how many the Bruins take and that is not a consideration when he's looking at all the programs recruiting him.
"They're going to recruit good offensive linemen but nobody is going to work harder than I work, nobody has the work ethic like me," Dowling said.
"I'm not really intimidated. Whatever problem arises or whatever happens I know I'm confident in myself and I can accomplish whatever I need to."