It has been a relatively quiet time for Joel Dublanko as he prepares for his junior season but the four-star linebacker did get a chance to take one visit during his recent vacation and it went well.
"I did take an unofficial to Stanford when I was on my vacation," Dublanko said.
"I took my mom and my little brother up there. We went through all the facilities. Every time I go there I keep getting impressed. It's such an amazing place. We saw the facilities again. They're really nice. It was a good time to reconnect with all the coaches."
The 2016 standout from Aberdeen, Wash., continues to be highly impressed with the Stanford program. From the coaching staff, it seems a little early to offer but Dublanko is hopeful the contact stays consistent through his junior season.
"They said they're just getting started with the 2016 class," Dublanko said. "They're still really focused on the 2015 class. Soon it will start picking up."
So far, Dublanko has been offered by Akron, Mississippi State, Montana, Tennessee, Vanderbilt and Washington State.
The four-star said his relationship with the new Washington staff has been "great" but that an offer has not been discussed with the Huskies yet.
As for this upcoming season, Dublanko is being pressed by some schools to take unofficial visits but he's not sure of his plans yet.
Local trips like Dublanko took during his sophomore season are probable but he's not sure if he can visit Clemson, Georgia, Mississippi State, Wake Forest and others that have asked him to come out.
"I know a few schools on the East Coast want me to come to a game but I'm not sure I'll be able to work that out," Dublanko said. "I would like to visit because that would be a cool experience."