Stefan McClure Has An Agenda

The #6-ranked cornerback prospect in the country, Stefan McClure from Vista, Calif., has now put a timetable on when he will announce his decision, and he still has quite a bit of recruiting ahead of him...

Stefan McClure, the 5-foot-11, 175 pound four-star cornerback/wide receiver from Vista, Calif., now denies a leader and says his top five schools are Oregon, Washington, California, UCLA and Colorado. All have offered.

"I don't have a leader out of these schools right now," McClure said. "I'll pick my leader after I take all five of my official visits and be able to say who has the edge over the other schools by then."

Though he denies a favorite right now, McClure has already taken two official visits – to Washington when they faced Syracuse (Sept. 11) and then out to Colorado when they hosted Georgia (Oct. 2).

"I'll most likely end up taking the rest of my official visits to Oregon, Cal and UCLA, but Oregon State is still kind of in there for me, and Florida is still talking with me but I can't say I'm just waiting around for them to offer. Their coaches said they're supposed to come out and see me soon."

McClure said he had a great time on his two official visits so far.

"My official to Washington went real good and I enjoyed my time talking with coach (Demetrice) Martin (secondary/ cornerbacks coach) and coach (Steve) Sarkisian," said Scout.com's No. 6 cornerback.

"Coach Martin is doing some good things with his players and I think it would be great to play for him. I also like how the football program gets some great support from its fans out there. That stadium was rockin' with their chants and all that stuff. They really know how to get after it out there.

"My trip out to Colorado was also great," McCLure said. "I got to hang out with the staff and really see how they get to work. I really like the fans out there and just how packed that stadium gets on game day. The pre-game was also nice out there. Those players get you fired up.

"The coaching staff was very nice and that team has some of the top corners in the nation. They're offense is also starting to roll and I like how they're going to be moving into the Pac-10 and compete with the rest of the teams in there."

McClure is being recruited as both cornerback and wide receiver at Cal and Colorado.

"I really don't have a preference on what position I plan at the next level, and wherever I can get on the field and have the biggest impact is where I'm looking to go," he said.

McClure also addresses what he likes about the rest of the schools in his top five.

"Oregon gets a great crowd out to its games," he said. "Some of the coaches from their staff visited me last spring and at a practice this year, so they're showing a lot of interest in me. They were Pac-10 champions last year and are looking to win again, so they're a pretty solid team.

"I like how I've got the chance to play either offense or defense at Cal," he said. "That's a big plus for me in a way. And Cal is a Pac-10 powerhouse and I like the idea of getting a top-notch Berkeley education. That's pretty good right there.

"UCLA's coaching staff is full of great guys," he said. "I like how it's only two hours away from home so that my parents can come to all my games and it's got some great weather, great academics and offers great tradition as being a Bruin."

Vista (5-0) will play Escondido tomorrow.

McClure claims three interceptions and eight pass break ups on defense as well as 450 yards and five touchdowns off 25 catches at wide receiver this season.

He reports a 3.12 GPA, a 1250 SAT and said he retook the test on Oct. 9.


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