Kapolei (Hawaii) center Sean Auwae committed to UCLA during the summer, but the West's top center prospect said that he would still take his official visits.
Coming from Hawaii, Auwae wanted to make the most of the once in a lifetime opportunity to see schools on the mainland.
This past weekend, the three-star took his first official visit, tripping to Vanderbilt.
"I liked it a lot right from the beginning," said Auwae. "I got to my room and had some treats and my view was the Sstadium which was crazy cool. The campus life is nice and the coaches were fantastic."
Auwae was hosted by freshman lineman Ean Pfeifer.
"My host was Ean Pfeirer and he was cool," said Auwae. "He took me around a lot and made me feel very comfortable there."
Auwae said Vanderbilt's academics were a key selling point.
"What really stood out to me was the academic perspective," said Auwae. "I liked how the school offers many opportunities from classes to tutoring."
In all, Auwae had high regards for the trip.
"Vandy definitely was an overall A+ visit," said Auwae.
But Auwae said he's still solid to the Bruins.
"I am still committed to UCLA," said Auwae. "Coach (Adrian) Klemm said it's all good. He trusts me and he said just to talk to him about it."
Auwae said he's consistently talking to the other UCLA commits.
"We have a group text (with all the commits) and it's constantly going," said Auwae.
Auwae said he's looking to visit UCLA officially in January and he also may visit Washington State and Utah officially.
He'll be in California in early January for the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl.