McCants Talks Boulder Visit and Recruiting

Corona, California (Santiago) running back Ryan McCants visited Boulder for the Arizona State game and came away with good impressions of CU. The Buffs are in the thick of things for his services. The tailback hails from the same school as current starting quarterback, Bernard Jackson.

Height: 6-2
Weight: 230
40 time: 4.6
Bench: 325
Squat: 485
Clean: 295
Vertical: "36
From: Corona, California
High School: Santiago

Ryan McCants has led Santiago to a 3-1 record this fall and has rushed for 559 yards and seven touchdowns. "I'm a stronger back," McCants previously told "I'm quicker than most guys for my size. I have good open-field vision too. I need to work on reading my blocks a little better. I tend to get tackled too much by one guy."

McCants figures he has nine written offers in all and recited seven off the top of his head. "I have offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, Colorado State, Nebraska, Nevada, and Oregon State. I have a couple more, too."

He took his first official visit to Boulder a couple weekends ago. "It was real good. I enjoyed the game and meeting with the coaches."

Former Corona High School linebacker and current CU assistant, Andy Avalos, is helping the Buffs recruit McCants. He also speaks with running backs coach, Darian Hagan, every couple weeks. "Coach Hagan is real cool. He tells me that he thinks I could fit in well into their system."

The running back is aware that Bernard Jackson went to the same school as him, but that is not expected to have much of an effect on his recruitment. "Bernard is a cool guy. I know him a little bit. I just see him when he comes back by the school."

Although McCants primarily plays as a power running back in high school, some schools have mentioned other positions for him. "I also play linebacker for my team in crucial situations so some schools have mentioned recruiting me as an athlete."

The SoCal product is not ready to name a leader at this point. "Colorado, Nebraska, Arizona State, and Oregon are the main ones for me right now, but I am still open."

McCants says he will for sure visit Nebraska and Arizona State, but has yet to schedule the trips. He is unsure on the other two official visits he'll be making.

Santiago takes on Chaparral HS, this Friday.

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