It's Academic

Chino Senior High School (Calif.), safety Ryan McFoy (6-1, 190, 4.5) needs to improve his grade-point-average if he wants to get offers from two of his three favorites.

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"I want to stay close to home," McFoy admitted. "The UC standards are pretty high for getting in, so I have been working on my grades. UCLA would like me to get my grades up to a 3.0.

"I have a tough schedule this semester -- Government, English 12, Algebra II and a couple of honors classes -- but I believe I can do it." His current average is a 2.4 and he recently took the SAT and expects scores by the end of November.

"At USC it's the same thing -- they want my grades up. I heard that they had problems with some freshmen in the past and they aren't taking chances with grades. So, I need to get them up before they will offer," he said. McFoy's brother, Chris McFoy, is a redshirt junior receiver for the Trojans.

Of his top three, only Arizona State has offered. "If I can't get into UCLA or USC, I will probably be going to Arizona State. They have the facilities, the coaching -- everything a school should be. Plus, the academics are good there," McFoy explained.

"Between UCLA and USC, I would prefer UCLA," he added. "They have an up-and-coming program and they are close to home -- not too far. I could go home every weekend and go to church with my parents. At UCLA I have been talking with Coach (Brian) Scheider (special teams), and at USC, Coach (Steve) Sarkisian (assistant head coach/quarterbacks).

"I am also looking at Oregon -- they are also waiting for grades and test scores, Oregon State (offer) and Utah (offer). Those are the three schools I will probably take officials to. They are talking to me about either December or January for those," he explained.

"All of the schools are looking at me as a safety. I can play a receiver or a cornerback, or whatever. I am used to playing on either side," he added.

McFoy has five interceptions with one for a touchdown; four punt returns for touchdowns and 60 tackles in nine games. Chino (8-1) hosts Chino Hills on Nov. 10.

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