Joel Dublanko is a 2016 prospect so he has plenty of time to figure out his favorites but the Aberdeen, Wash., standout hit the road this summer and is formulating some opinions.
The 6-foot-3, 215-pound prospect has already landed offers from Mississippi State, Akron and Montana and Dublanko was at UCLA last week. He was really impressed.
"Oh my God, this place is beautiful," Dublanko said. "I really like it here.
"They seemed pretty interested during camp and coach (Jim) Mora has expressed a lot of interest."
Here's the rundown on Dublanko: He has camped at Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi State, Florida State, Washington State, UCLA and Oregon State. He's expected to be at Washington as well before the end of summer.
The 2016 prospect is not taking any time off and the stops throughout the Southeast were especially valuable even if it's way early in his recruitment.
The Mississippi State trip was important since the Bulldogs already offered but Dublanko said he was also highly impressed with Tennessee and other stops.
"I like the small college town," Dublanko said of Starkville. "Pretty much everyone there is a college student and it's the SEC. They're a great program so it was good.
"Tennessee really stood out. Their facilities were probably the best ones on the little tour we did. It was really nice there. Florida State and Georgia had really nice campuses."
Growing up, Dublanko was pushed to like Washington and since he's a local kid the Huskies could play a factor as things move forward. However, with so many schools involved, it's wide open for the 2016 linebacker.
"When I was a kid I always grew up a Washington fan because my uncles went there so they just gave me all this Washington stuff," Dublanko said. "Now that I have other options, all these other great programs, I don't know where I want to go."