Sean Dowling visited Oregon State this past weekend and was especially impressed by the offense and the coaching staff.
But the Fallbrook, Calif., three-star offensive tackle remains committed to UCLA and he said it will be difficult for anything to change his mind.
Still, the Beavers did a fantastic job with Dowling during his visit and he liked learning more about coach Mike Riley, offensive line coach Mike Cavanaugh and the program in general.
"It was really cool," Dowling said. "I never got to see Oregon or Oregon State play and I was really interested in Oregon State's offense.
"I know they run the power and it's really a pro-style, run-oriented offense. I love to run block. It's one of my favorite things to do."
During the trip, the 6-foot-6, 265-pound three-star recruit got a chance to meet with the coaches and talk to them about the future. Like many other prospects, he was impressed after discussing things with them.
"They're great guys," Dowling said.
"Coach Riley really cares about his players. Coach Cavanaugh obviously has a great resume. He sent more offensive linemen to the NFL than any other coach I know. Plus a lot of guys aren't really highly-touted coming out of high school and he does a lot of good things with him."
Even though Dowling was impressed, it probably wasn't enough to make him switch his commitment. The Fallbrook recruit is planning to visit UCLA in January and that could further solidify his pledge.
Dowling has been committed to the Bruins since April.
"I can't wait to get up there," Dowling said. "I love it."