In the eyes of many, four-star offensive guard Kristofer O'Dowd (6-5, 315, 5.16) from Tucson (Ariz.) Salpointe Catholic is the best offensive lineman on the West Coast.
The talented behemoth is now up to 20 offers and his stock is growing by leaps and bounds every day. O'Dowd now has offers from 20 schools.
"I have received two new offers since we last spoke," O'Dowd said. "Colorado and San Diego State have offered me."
"San Diego State just offered me yesterday," O'Dowd said. "I went there to play center for my team for a passing league competition and that's where San Diego Head Coach Chuck Long let me know that they need linemen and offered."
"I will be at USC's rising senior camp for one day on June 27th," O'Dowd said. "At this point, I don't have any other camps planned. I have the feeling that the USC Camp will be my last."
"I think the camp at USC will be a fun experience," O'Dowd said. "It will be interesting to compete with other top recruits in the country. Most likely you will be running into these guys either playing with or against them somewhere in the future."
"I will be in California with my Mother so I will probably take unofficial visits to both UCLA and USC," O'Dowd said. "Ohio State is another possibility for an unofficial visit. That trip will depend on my schedule."
"I haven't really thought about official visits yet," O'Dowd said. "I should start thinking about visits in a month or so."
"Narrowing school visits to a specific five is not a high priority at this instant," O'Dowd said. "There is a lot happening so I'm going to take some time."
O'Dowd has an early top eight schools of Arizona, UCLA, USC, Ohio State, Nebraska, Tennessee, Boston College and Miami.
This list is subject to change as things are happening to O'Dowd along the recruiting front on a day-to-day basis.
In an earlier interview with Salpointe Catholic coach Dennis Bene he had the following to say about his talented lineman.
"Kris is the complete package," 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 was the only junior to make the all-Arizona team (all classifications), all-state, all-city and all-region for his 2005 performance.
O'Dowd has earned Rivals.com pre-season Rivals100 honors for the class of 2007 landing as the nation's No. 62 prospect at any position. Rivals.com has also named O'Dowd the country's No. 4 offensive guard for the class 2007.