In possession of nearly 20 scholarship offers from some of the nation's premier programs, Rob Dowdy has seen his collegiate suitors expand since the conclusion of his junior campaign, where the Westerville (Ohio) South Wildcats fell just short of making the playoffs with a 5-5 record.
During the spring evaluation period back in March, the 6-foot-6, 280-pound three-star offensive tackle garnered a scholarship offer from Al Golden and the Miami Hurricanes, an institution that the Buckeye State product had an opportunity to see first-hand earlier this week.
"My mom, her friend and my running back, Devan Wade, came with me," Dowdy said. "We got there around 12 and we toured the whole campus except the dorms. I love the tradition of the school and that its not too large of a school. (Offensive line) coach (Art) Kehoe is recruiting me and I like him a lot. We spent a lot of time together and I really got to know him."
Dowdy, who's rated the No. 69 offensive tackle in the country on Scout.com, has no itinerary set to visit any schools or plans to cut down his list of suitors anytime soon.
"I need to know that I can live there for the rest of my life and if it can set me up to succeed in life."