McCaffrey To Visit Oregon

Highlands Ranch (Colo.) Valor Christian running back Christian McCaffrey is prepping for a busy summer on the recruiting trail with several visits planned. One of those will include Oregon.

Christian McCaffrey has been hitting the recruiting trail hard and has no plans of slowing down. The son of former Denver Bronco wide receiver Ed McCaffrey, Christian has been touted as possibly the top prospect in the state of Colorado. He's coming off of a stellar junior campaign where he accumulated 42 touchdowns on offense, defense and special teams.

So far, McCaffrey has 20 offers from schools across the country. Right now, there are a long list of schools that are recruiting him aggressively, which includes Oregon.

"It's definitely picking up," McCaffrey said. "The offers have been increasing, but it's fun and I'm enjoying it. I'm psyched to see how it all plays out."

McCaffrey received his offer from Oregon in early February from new wide receivers coach Matt Lubick, who recruited Christian's older brother Max while he was the wide receivers coach at Duke. That connection could turn out to be just as positive for the Ducks.

"I've talked to Coach Lubick and gotten the opportunity to talk to a couple of the other coaches there too and they are awesome people," McCaffrey said. "So just seeing myself in that environment is awesome."

A running back with lethal speed who is just as lethal in the slot position, McCaffrey would be a natural fit for Oregon's fast-paced offense, which has produced NFL running backs in Jonathan Stewart, LaMichael James and LeGarrette Blount in recent years. And McCaffrey definitely considers their offense an attractive option among other things.

"I would say one thing that's huge about Oregon that I find extremely attractive is just the culture there and how they use their running backs and how dynamic and versatile they are," McCaffrey said.

McCaffrey plans on visiting Oregon in a couple of weeks and said that he "can't wait" for the trip. His trip to Eugene will be a part of a series of visits that will be broken up by region.

"I'll visit Oregon, Washington, UCLA and maybe Arizona State on the way back down," McCaffrey said. "And then I'll go to Florida State, Notre Dame, Michigan, Nebraska and Wisconsin."

In the midst of a busy track season, McCaffrey still dedicates three days a week to running football drills to keep his skills sharp. He thinks that his ability to use his field vision to make opponents miss tackles in the open field is his most underrated aspect, but also noted that he is working on improving his game in some of his weaker areas.

"I can definitely work on hitting in-between the tackles a little bit more and get bigger in the weight room," McCaffrey said.

When it comes to making a decision, McCaffrey said he doesn't want to wait around until next year to pick a school.

"I'll probably know where I'm going to take my officials around early summer or mid-summer," McCaffrey said. "I would love to try to commit before next season."


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