Defensive back has ties to Arizona

Mattrell McGraw is one of the top defensive backs in the class and has a tie to Arizona. Read on to see what it is, his decision process, and more.

River Ridge (La.) John Curtis defensive back Mattrell McGraw is currently seeing his offer list increase and projects as one of the top defensive backs in the 2014 class.

"I think the best things about my game are my size and length and the fact that I have a good feel for the game," McGraw said. "I don't really know what my weaknesses would be, but at the same time I know I need to get better at everything."

McGraw is taking his recruitment in stride and says that he currently does not have any favorites.

"Right now everyone recruiting me is on an equal level," McGraw said. "Ideally I would like to stay in-state, but I'm going to go to the best place for me"

Arizona has offered McGraw and will have some factors working in its favor throughout its recruitment.

"Jonathan McKnight is one of my mentors," McGraw said. "We're obviously from the same area and he is someone who has an opinion I really value, so I'm sure he'll be in my ear. "

In addition, McGraw has talked with the coaching staff and his initial impression is positive.

"The coaching staff has been pretty upfront with me and I've liked that," he said. "They said initially they had to see how the 2013 class would turn out and we would be in contact after it ended, which I understood. I called Calvin Magee and he said the offer is there, so that is where everything stands with that."

Because of his football team's schedule, McGraw will likely wait to make his decision.

"I plan on taking all five visits before committing," McGraw said. "It's kind of a tricky situation because our team has practices on Saturdays, so I can't go on visits during the season. I will have to check everything out after the season."

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