Isaac Seumalo's father, Joe, is the defensive line coach at Oregon State so there's a belief that the 6-foot-3, 280-pound offensive tackle is going to end up with the Beavers.
That may very well be true but the Corvallis Ore., prospect said he wants to keep all options open and even take some official visits.
Seumalo, rated No. 175 in the 2012 class by Rivals.com, earned the offensive line MVP award at last weekend's Stanford NIKE Camp which means he could get more attention on the recruiting trail.
So far, Oregon, Oregon State, Stanford, UCLA, Washington, Arizona State and Boise State have already offered. Many more could come.
"I'm still pretty open," Seumalo said. "I probably will narrow it down later but for now I'm still open. I'll probably take all my visits. It's still pretty much the same across the board. I'm just going to enjoy this and then I'll worry about it later.
"What's going to be important are my teammates that I'm going to play with. Once you get to a place you can kind of tell if it's the place you want to spend the next four or five years."
Although Seumalo said he's still open in his recruitment, he credited much of his success to his father and Oregon State offensive line coach Mike Cavanaugh.
That could be a sign that the Beavers are a favorite but Seumalo definitely doesn't want to name any leaders because it's still early in his recruitment.
"If it wasn't for my dad I probably wouldn't be as good as I am today," Seumalo said. "Him and coach Cavanaugh, the offensive line coach at Oregon State, they've taught me everything I know.
"I'm open so I'm not trying to narrow it down or turn away other colleges. I'll probably make a top five soon and go from there."