O'Dowd plans to attend camps at Arizona and USC. "Arizona is recruiting me the hardest," O'Dowd said. "They send handwritten letters and send the most mail in general.
"UCLA and USC are both really good. UCLA has a little better environment and it's in a better neighborhood, but both campuses are impressive. UCLA is pretty gorgeous and they have better facilities, but USC has the tradition.
"I also really like Ohio State," O'Dowd said. "It's a great college town and I love how important football is in the midwest. Distance isn't an issue, but I think I'd rather not be in some small town.
"Academics are the most important thing. Then I'll look at the tradition and the relationship between the players and coaches. I'll also need to see how I feel when I'm there. I think I'll take a few visits before committing. I'd say there's a chance I may choose a school before the end of summer. August would be the earliest."
O'Dowd reports a 3.1 GPA and a 1410 SAT.