McCain Talks UO Official Visit

Already a solid verbal commit to the University of Oregon, linebacker Chris McCain came away more impressed than even he expected after tripping out west for an official visit during the Ducks 47-20 demolition of USC this past Saturday.

Take us through your overall experience of the visit this weekend?

"I had a lot of fun chillin' with Jeremiah Masoli and Darron Thomas before the game and saw what they did before the game...I went to eat with the whole team -- I ate breakfast with them and watched how they did all their pre game stuff -- then rolled with them over to the stadium to watch how they come out of the locker room and all that, so everything this weekend went better than planned."

What was the one thing that stood out the most to you on your visit?"

"Obviously the facilities and all that, so it was the huge upset and everybody rushing the field."

What were your impressions of the Autzen crowd?

"The crowd is crazy. I thought it was loud, but someone told me this morning that he found out that the game on Saturday was 15 decibels below the game it was two years ago when they played USC at home, so I can't imagine how it would sound with that extra 15 decibels."

Who was your host during your visit?

"Dewiit Stuckey...he was good, he was good. If I had to go back, I'd want him to be my host again. He showed me a lot of hospitality and all that. He took me to his apartment, showed me around and all that, and then after the game we walked around and did some other stuff so it was good."

What was it like being able to spend some quality time with the coaches for really the first time?

"It was good. I learned a lot more stuff because I had a lot longer to stay and I had more time to spend with them and all that. Coach (Don) Pellum ate dinner and breakfast with me and my parents and talked to us and all that. We saw the meeting (too) that day before the game, so Friday when they were at the hotel, we went down and saw the meeting and all that they have before the game, so my experience with the coaches was excellent."

And your parents came with you on the trip?

"Yes sir, they loved it! They said they were happy I picked Oregon. They loved it more than any other place we've been, so it was good."

Did you get a chance to talk to any of the other recruits who were in town this weekend?

"Yeah. At the game I sat beside DaMarcus Smith the whole game. He's a quarterback from the 2011 class. I talked to Curtis (White), I talked to Owa (Odighizuwa), I talked to Dontae (Williams) and some other recruits I really haven't heard of, so I didn't really pay attention to any of them."

Did you get an impression from any of the guys that you talked you how they felt on their visit?

"Yeah, Dontae Williams loved it a lot. He said he loved it more than any other place, so he's going to have a meeting with Coach Kelly and I'm not too sure what's going to happen after that. DaMarcus Smith said that he loved it too...he's just ready to get an offer from them."

If you had to rate the trip on a 1 to 10 scale, with 1 being horrible, terrible, would never do it again and 10 being amazing, do it again in a heartbeat, how would you rate it?

"100. Off the scale."

Are you planning on taking anymore official visits or anything like that?

"Nope. No sir."

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