Is Defense An Option For McGary?

Tacoma (Wash.) Fife offensive tackle Kaleb McGary has continued to see his offer list grow this spring.

Kaleb McGary stands out as a physical, can't-miss prospect in the Pacific Northwest, measuring up at 6-foot-6, 272-pounds. Already with nine offers listed by Scout, the offensive tackle picked up another offer recently.

"Wyoming offered me the other day" McGary said.

Though Wyoming wasn't specific in where they wanted him according to McGary, he said he was excited about adding another offer to his list. He hasn't narrowed down the list, preferring to wait and evaluate the schools that have offered him further. It's all part of a recruiting cycle that McGary said is "interesting".

"It can get kind of hectic at times, a bit draining I guess is a good word, but it's not bad so far," McGary said.

McGary picked up an offer from Oregon back in February and has stayed in contact with offensive line coach Steve Greatwood and offensive graduate assistant Joe Bernardi up to a couple of times a week. So far he and the coaches have been developing a relationship outside of football.

"I will say this, we share an appreciation for country music," McGary said.

In the past, Oregon has had no problem taking a prospect and switching them from one side of the ball to the other based on what is the best fit for their system. With McGary it could be a similar situation as new defensive line coach Ron Aiken has started establishing contact.

"Originally it was singularly for offense, but here in the last couple of weeks the d-line coach has introduced himself," McGary said. "We've talked and (Greatwood) has also talked to me and said they are very much interested in me on the defensive line end of things as well."

Though no date has been set, McGary still plans on visiting Eugene soon.

"Me and my dad fully intend to get down to Oregon at some point," McGary said. "It was too bad that we couldn't make things work during our spring ball to get down there, but we will definitely make it down there at some point this summer, if not sooner."

Until then, McGary plans on possibly attending camps at Oregon State and Oregon and has been invited to the Northwest Elite Football Camp at Mercer Island, (Wash.) and Nike's prestigious football camp, The Opening in Beaverton (Ore.).

When asked what he's been working on this offseason, McGary kept it short and sweet.

"Just the typical things: bigger, faster, stronger," McGary said.

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