Saying he needs to figure out what is the best situation for him, offensive tackle Sean Dowling (Fallbrook, Calif./Union) decommitted from UCLA late Thursday night, he confirmed via text message to ESPN.com.
Dowling, a 6-foot-6 and 260-pound three-star prospect, was the first offensive lineman to commit to the Bruins in April. UCLA has added seven more commits on the line since then, including two in the last seven days. Dowling declined to say if that was a factor in his decision.
He has taken official visits to Washington State, Oklahoma and Oregon State and has said in the past he is hopeful to take an official visit to Vanderbilt.
Dowling did say OU, Vanderbilt, California and San Diego State are among his top choices. The Sooners would be a natural fit as OU wants three offensive tackles for their 2013 class and currently have none.
OU offensive tackles coach Bruce Kittle made an in-home visit with Dowling earlier this week.