McClure To Visit UCLA in January

Vista (Calif.) cornerback Stefan McClure, a U.S. Army All-American and four-star prospect, will likely make Westwood his last official visit...

Vista (Calif.) cornerback Stefan McClure, one of the premier cover corners nationally, returned from his third official visit, and while the weather was different than he's use to, growing up in San Diego, it was a good trip for the four-star, who visited Oregon State

"It went pretty good other than the weather being a little bit different for a kid from Southern California," said McClure.  "But really, I enjoyed it a lot.  My host was James Dockery and I got to talk with Jordan Poyer and James Rodgers too and some of the redshirts and got familiar with the program."

Reggie Davis the coach recruiting McClure but he spent much of his time talking with Coach Keith Heyward and head coach Mike Riley.

"I got to sit down and talk quite a bit with Coach Riley and that went well," said McClure.  "With their depth chart, and the way they rotate their corners, there is an opportunity to go in and play there early."

The visit to Oregon State was the third for McClure, who's previously visited Colorado and Washington.

"I'm planning to visit California and UCLA, maybe one in mid-December and the other one in January," said McClure.  "I'm most likely visiting UCLA in January, so we'll see when I'll visit Cal.  I visited there unofficially already."

McClure was hoping to announce at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, but with plans for January visits, it will be closer to Signing Day.

The invitation to the U.S. Army Bowl is a big one for McClure, the first player since Leon Hall to be selected from Vista.

"Leon Hall was invited to the game, he's the only other player from Vista," said McClure.  "It's pretty exciting and a good measuring stick, because those will be the same caliber guys I'll go up against week in and week out in practice.  I got to know a lot of the receivers on the West team when I played at Gridiron Kings.  It's been pretty fun getting to know a lot of these guys and compete with them.  Some of them, we might end up at the same school."

McClure said that he's pretty open at this point, and won't whittle his list from five to a smaller group, and when he announces, he'll choose from one of the five.

In the meantime, Vista returns to CIF-San Diego Section playoff action this coming weekend against Poway after earning a first round bye.

Vista made it to Qualcomm Stadium for the D-I finals a year ago, but lost a last-minute heartbreaker to Chula Vista Eastlake, a game that McClure broke his kneecap in.

"We've got some unfinished business and I'm playing everywhere that I can to help," said McClure.  "Whether that's on offense or defense, we want to get back to the Q and get a win."


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