Eddie Vanderdoes is still open to all programs and is hoping for some big-time offers coming up but the Placer, Calif., defensive end said Oregon holds a slight edge in his recruitment early on.
"I definitely really like Oregon," Vanderdoes said.
"I would have to say they're an early favorite. I really like their d-line coach. He's a lot like my d-line coach. They have the same personalities. I haven't seen the campus but I've heard a lot about it and that place has always intrigued me."
Next weekend the 6-foot-4, 285-pound prospect is taking unofficial visits to USC and UCLA and Vanderdoes said he's definitely excited about the trips.
The Bruins have already offered and the Northern California prospect said he's excited to see what USC can provide him, too.
"I'm really looking forward to both of them especially the USC one first because it's USC, I always wanted to visit the campus, and I really like them," Vanderdoes said. "I want to meet the defensive line coach and the whole staff and see how the facilities look.
"I can't wait to see UCLA, too, because I heard it's really, really nice down there. I heard they have nice facilities. I want to meet the coaching staff up there too especially coach Angus (McClure) because he's been recruiting me."
USC has not offered yet and Vanderdoes, one of the top defensive linemen in California's 2013 class, is hoping that changes soon. He's not pressuring the Trojans but hopes they come on board.
So far, Cal, Nevada, Oregon State, San Jose State, UCLA and Washington have offered him.
"I talked to coach (Clay) Helton and he sounds really excited about me," Vanderdoes said.
"He said I'm one of the top kids on the West Coast that he's recruiting. He said he heard about my other Pac-12 offers and he's excited about me. I hope they offer me because that would be a really big offer. I would really be excited about that."
Washington and Washington State along with Tennessee and Mississippi State have recently invited Vanderdoes to junior days or spring games.