There are times when recruiting gets a tad bit stressful for San Diego (CA) Westview TE Taylor McNamara, but not even the stressful times overshadow the joy and appreciation he draws from the scholarships that continue to roll his way. BCS programs like Notre Dame, Miami, Arizona Tennessee, USC and Florida State have already extended offers. So too has Michigan. The Wolverines wasted little time informing the talented youngster of how much of a need there is for him in Ann Arbor.
"I called Coach Ferrigno (special teams/tight ends) after finding out about my offer and he told me they were definitely looking at me," McNamara recalled. "He told me how they use the tight end Michigan has great tradition as well. I just need to learn more about them."
McNamara recently learned more about Michigan, albeit in another sport. The Fab Five documentary had a captive audience in the young gridiron star.
"I thought they were pretty cool," he said. "I really like Jalen Rose."
How much he'll actually like Michigan remains to be seen. What's already clear, though, is what it will take to determine for any school to stand out his list.
"I want to be around good people," McNamara said. "I am looking for a college with great academics and a nice campus. I want a school that uses the tight end in the offense."
With the summer approaching, the three-star prospect hopes to make his recruiting picture more manageable in the coming months.
"I want to cut my list of colleges between five and seven, distance will not be a factor I just want to find the best college for me."
At the moment the 6-5, 235-pounder is more focused on improving his game so he can be the best that he can be out on the football field.
"I am working hard at being a better football player," McNamara stated. "I want to become an improved athlete. I have been working on my route running, my speed, and catching the ball better."