Sean Dowling is still considering all his options but UCLA has emerged as the favorite for the Fallbrook, Calif., offensive tackle especially after visiting for the Bruins' recent junior day.
"UCLA is definitely on top," Dowling said. "It's a great academic school and I really like all the coaches. I call coach (Adrian) Klemm every week and he's someone I get along with. I could definitely see myself playing for him.
"They're definitely really aggressive. They're not going to be passive about their first season. They're coming in to win games and they're going to do it the right way. I really like the fact that they really want to win the right way and I think they're doing the right things to get there."
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UCLA is the favorite and Dowling said he has considered making a commitment but he might want to see what else happens in his recruitment. Oregon and USC are showing more interest and he needs to discuss everything with his family before making a decision.
At this point, though, the Bruins are looking good.
"I'm definitely considering it," Dowling said. "It's something I need to talk with my family more before I do commit. There are going to be more schools that come along that I might like more so it's tough to tell right now."
So far, UCLA, Colorado, Washington State, San Diego State and Navy have offered the 6-foot-6, 265-pound prospect. The interest from Oregon and USC is tempting and Dowling wants to hear more from each program.
"Oregon and USC have both been in contact with me and my father and USC has talked to my head coach," Dowling said.
"I called up coach (Steve) Greatwood at Oregon and he said he's going to come down and visit me in May. I'm pretty pumped for that because Oregon is a great school. It's definitely a program that appeals to every football fan."