Colorado ATH Has A Plan

Some players want to wait until Signing Day. Others have a goal of moving past the recruiting process and focusing on other things. One player who has received a Duke offer recently says he's looking to have a decision before the end of the school year.

"I have received scholarship offers from Duke and Wake Forest so far," said Valor (Colo.) Christian High standout Max McCaffrey. "I have also received strong interest from Stanford, Oregon, Colorado, Colorado State, Kansas, Kansas State, and Northwestern. I am also considering attending an Ivy League School and have heard from Harvard, Yale, Princeton, and Penn."

McCaffrey, the son of former Broncos star Ed McCaffrey, plays both cornerback and receiver and is being recruited to play either position depending on the school. Additional interest has him pegged at free safety at the next level.

For the moment the 6-foot-3 190 pound prospect is spending his days on the basketball court, but as soon as hoops season comes to a close it'll be time to re-focus on football. And not just Spring practices.

"Once basketball season is over I want to visit a couple of the schools at the top of my list so that I am ready to verbally commit before the end of my school year. After basketball season I am also going to be running track as well."

With a self-imposed truncated timetable it would appear the Blue Devils and Deacons were wise to get a jump on the competition with early offers. In Duke's case, it would appear as though the Devils are serious about making McCaffrey part of their program.

"I had the honor of meeting Coach Cutcliffe recently and was impressed with his credentials and vision for the Duke football program. I'm confident that he is building a team which will compete with the very best in the ACC"

"As a school, Duke University is one of the finest academic institutions in the country and I am extremely interested in visiting the campus and meeting more of the players and coaches."

As a junior McCaffrey helped Valor to a second consecutive State Championship in 2010 while being named First Team All-State as a cornerback. He was also named to the All-State Academic team.

"Some scouting services had me ranked as the top returning cornerback in the state next year, but I am hoping to play more wide receiver too. I've also been blessed to be successful in basketball, which is my other sports passion. I play forward and was fortunate enough to be named First Team All-League as a sophomore."

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