Four-star offensive tackle Kristofer O'Dowd (6-5, 315, 5.16) from Tucson (Ariz.) Salpointe Catholic has a very busy agenda in the near future. His season starts this coming Friday September 1st and he has set his first official visit two weeks later.
O'Dowd and his Salpointe Catholic teammates will hookup with rival Vail (Ariz.) Cienega.
"They beat us a year ago on a goal line stand as the time ran out," O'Dowd said. "We could have beat them easily, but made mistakes on the last play. We will be ready this Friday.
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Besides working his tail off to get ready for the season, O'Dowd one of the most sought after linemen on the west coast and he has made one college very happy by setting up an official visit.
"I will visit Tennessee when they play Florida (September 16th)," O'Dowd said. "I'm going to set the rest of my official visits by the end of next week."
"I will visit Ohio State and USC," O'Dowd said. "I received an offer from Penn State and I think they will be my fourth visit. My last visit is between UCLA and Miami.
"Arizona is still in the running, but I live three miles from the University so I don't need to take an official to the local school."
"I will try to take all my visits before making my decision," O'Dowd said. "I have been researching my top schools and I will make an educated decision, not an emotional."
O'Dowd didn't rest on his laurels this past summer as he attended Arizona's Big Man Camp and USC's Rising Seniors camp to work on his skills. He broke his hand at the USC Camp and now is 100 percent healthy and is chomping at the bit to get back in action this Friday Night.
"Kris is the complete package," Salpointe Catholic coach Dennis Bene said. "He has size, athleticism, and smarts. He is so fit, he carries 310 pounds really easy."
"Off the field he is fun to be around, just a great kid; but on the field he is nasty," Bene said. "He has the demeanor that all great linemen have, he is relentless on his opponent."
O'Dowd made the Rivals.com, Rivals100 team for the class of 2007 landing as the nation's No. 62 prospect at any position. Rivals.com rates O'Dowd as the nation's No. 4 offensive guard prospect.
O'Dowd also made the Rivals.com Arizona top 20 and landed as the Grand Canyon State's No. 2 prospect at any position.