When it comes to making the rounds to different schools, linebacker/safety Andy Mattingly of Spokane (Wash.) Mead is no stranger to the practice.
Mattingly, the 6-foot-3, 217-pound No. 9 rated player in the state of Washington, took a trip to see the Oregon Ducks' program and then went on to Oregon State. The two trips for the three-star rated defensive player have helped him form an idea about who stands out.
"It was a lot of fun," Mattingly said about his trips. "The coaches (at Oregon State) really were cool and I got a chance to tour the place, go to film, watch practice, and it really was great."
"I went to Oregon before that and I really think they might offer son. They kind of said something about the first game so I'll be watching for that."
So far his offers are from Oregon State, Washington State, Boise State, and Idaho. However, there is loose group of schools somewhat out in front.
"Oregon State is at the top along with Oregon and Washington State," Mattingly said. "I mean there isn't one clear favorite, I guess right now."
Though sometimes trips can pressure a prospect into committing, Mattingly came away feeling very level headed about the rest of his recruiting process.
"No, I wasn't thinking about that," Mattingly said. "I'm not sure when I want to decide. I just want to go on a couple more official visits before that time comes."
Oregon State is the only official visit that Mattingly knows he will take at this point.