June 22, 2010

McClure still giving the Rams a chance

It is a good thing when you forget some of the schools that have offered you a scholarship. Vista (Calif.) High School cornerback Stefan McClure had to reach deep to remember all 14 schools who have come to him offering free school, but he managed to spit out his entire list on Tuesday.

It includes: Colorado State, Colorado, San Diego State, UCLA, Washington, Oregon State, Cal, Arizona, Minnesota, Miami, Utah, Washington State, Oregon, Washington and Boise State. That list was recently bulked up by the addition of his newest offers, from Cal, Utah and Miami.

"You just build the relationship with the coaches, you do the research on the school for things like depth, the coaches, your major, then who they are playing against," McClure said. "I want to find a team that is low in corners and I can make an early impact on."

Rivals.com rates McClure, a four-star, as the No. 131 prospect in the 2011 class and he was recently invited to play in the 2011 Army All-American game. Last season McClure was named All-CIF; All-North County; as well as All-Conference on both offense and defense. His numbers included 35 receptions, one punt return for a score, 28 tackles and two interceptions. McClure runs a 4.5 time in the 40-yard dash and has made a name for himself on the track where he runs the 100 (PR of 11.4), the 200 (23.5).

The future Sports Medicine major said he hasn't found any schools he doesn't like, but putting together a top-five is going to have to wait until he can make some visits in the fall. He said he has a visit to Washington set up in Sept. to see the Huskies take on the Nebraska Cornhuskers and will likely go to Boise State around Sept. 25. Past that, his visit schedule is open.

"After those two is isn't in stone," McClure said. "I need to sit down with my coach and parents and try to narrow it down by the middle of summer."

Two schools in the Centennial State are hoping to bring McClure in for a visit and each seem to have a decent chance.

"They (Colorado State) have a great shot," McClure said when asked the chances of CSU receiving a visit. "I talked to (CSU quarterbacks coach Daren) Wilkinson a couple weeks ago and he happened to be down here for a track meet. They have a good chance. My dad likes Colorado, I like Colorado, it is a good place to go to school.

"CU has (defensive coach Ashley) Ambrose was in the NFL for 13 years and they know what they are doing too."

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