Joel Dublanko is hitting the road this week, another important step as the 2016 linebacker takes an early look at recruiting.
The Aberdeen, Wash., standout will visit three Pac-12 schools this week and then two others later this month.
"Arizona and Arizona State we're just building relationships," Dublanko said. "With UCLA, coach (Jim) Mora has been harping on us a little bit to get down there for a practice. We're just going to go down there really quick and get to know them and talk to the coaches."
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Later this month, the 2016 prospect is taking trips to Oregon and Washington State. It's still early but the Bruins definitely look good at this point especially after camping with them last summer.
"I think they definitely stand out to me," Dublanko said.
"I really like coach Mora and I like coach (Jeff) Ulbrich. I just think they're really good coaches and they have done a really good job with that program."
These five visits - including the three this week - could go a long way as Dublanko considers his recruitment going into his junior year.
Oregon is definitely a team to watch and Dublanko said he's excited to get to Washington State especially because he likes the coaches.
"Oregon has expressed a lot of interest," Dublanko said. "We're going to get down there and see them in action and watch them practice and talk to those guys. We want to see coach (Don) Pellum and see how we like his coaching style.
"I like (Washington State) a lot. I really like the coaches a lot and I think they have something going for them."
So far, the 2016 prospect has been offered by Mississippi State, Washington State, Akron and Montana.