McGraw talks The Opening and top three

River Ridge (La.) John Curtis Christian cornerback Mattrell McGraw discusses his first day at The Opening, his top three schools, and his commitment status.

Beaverton, Ore. - On the first day of The Opening out at the Nike Campus, John Curtis Christian cornerback Mattrell McGraw put in a solid performance during the SPARQ preliminary testing.

"I did good in my position drills, I did good in 1-on-1's, I did good for my SPARQ," McGraw said. "I clocked in at a 4.48 (40-yard dash) and my vertical was 37.3 (inches), I think. Overall I did good, but I felt I could've done better. I didn't train for my 40, it was the first time I had run it. So today overall was a success."

Despite the solid performance, McGraw mentioned that he got beat on one play during 1-on-1's on what he called a "perfect pass". It was a learning experience for McGraw, who said that he doesn't always see that caliber of quarterback in Louisiana.

"I think that the west coast, Pac-12, has great quarterbacks," McGraw said. "You don't always get those perfect throws in high school because sometimes you play teams with horrible quarterbacks. Being out here was great, going against these great quarterbacks and receivers."

McGraw called his experience thus far "humbling", and is looking to enjoy as much of the camp as he can. He has been getting to formally meet other top cornerbacks at the camp, including California prospects Iman Marshall and Adoree' Jackson.

"It's cool because I know there are a lot of kids that wish they could do this," McGraw said. "A lot of times you see guys on the internet, computer, phone and stuff like that, but to actually be out here with them and communicate with them, it's fun."

McGraw announced his top three yesterday, and provided an update on his next visit and possible commitment.

"My top three is Oregon, UCLA and Florida State," McGraw said. "Those three schools have really been in contact with me the most. I'll be visiting Florida State on July 27, and I could possibly make my commitment on Aug. 26."

McGraw mentioned that he will only commit in August if one team stands out completely above the rest. If not, he said that he will take officials to those three schools and wait until around signing day.

Of those top three schools, McGraw mentioned that Oregon secondary coach John Neal has been in frequent contact with him and the two are continuing to build upon a strong bond.

"The relationship that we are really building is just knowing that he could possibly be my coach next year," McGraw said. "He wanted me to know that I have a for sure spot at Oregon if I want to come, no matter what the time is."

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