September 11, 2006

Four-star narrows down the field

Four-star offensive tackle Kristofer O'Dowd (6-5, 315, 5.16) from Tucson (Ariz.) Salpointe Catholic has narrowed down his college choices to a final six schools.

They are Tennessee, USC, Ohio State, Miami, Penn State and Arizona. Not a bad group, is it?

O'Dowd will be taking his first official visit this week to Tennessee and will be taking in the always intense and exciting UT/Florida game. O'Dowd will be taking the first plane out Saturday morning and he won't back in Tucson until Monday morning.

"I have set another official visit to USC when they play Notre Dame on November 25th," O'Dowd said. "I have also have two others that I am talking about but they aren't official as of yet.

"I'm planning on visiting Miami when they play Virginia Tech (Nov. 4th) and Ohio State when they play Michigan (Nov. 18th). I'm thinking of taking my last visit to Penn State."

"I have settled on these five teams, plus Arizona," O'Dowd said. "The plan is to take the five visits and take a thorough look at all six schools before making a decision on what school I will attend."

O'Dowd is living up to his hype as one of the nation's best offensive linemen. He is one of the reasons that Salpointe Catholic is 2-0 on the season. He and his teammates will be taking Mesa (Ariz.) Skyline this Friday Night at home.

In an earlier interview with Salpointe Catholic coach Dennis Bene he had the following to say about his talented offensive lineman.

"Kris is the complete package," Bene said. "He has size, athleticism, and smarts. He is so fit, he carries 310 pounds really easy."

"Off the field he is fun to be around, just a great kid; but on the field he is nasty," Bene said. "He has the demeanor that all great linemen have, he is relentless on his opponent."

O'Dowd made the Rivals.com, Rivals100 team for the class of 2007 landing as the nation's No. 62 prospect at any position. Rivals.com rates O'Dowd as the nation's No. 4 offensive guard prospect.

O'Dowd also made the Rivals.com Arizona top 20 and landed as the Grand Canyon State's No. 2 prospect at any position.

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