McNamara Has A Bruin Offer

San Diego (Calif.) Westview tight end Taylor McNamara has UCLA among a collection of offers...

San Diego (Calif.) Westview tight end Taylor McNamara (6-5, 232), was among a host of guests at Stanford's Junior Day this past weekend.

"It was great, Stanford was a pretty cool place," said McNamara. "It was the first time I had been there and I was pretty wowed with some of the stuff. The academics and athletics they have, they don't have it many other places."

McNamara spent much of his time with new head coach David Shaw and receivers coach Lance Anderson.

"I was talking with the coaches and they said they have a bunch of guys they're recruiting who are good at catching passes and good at blocking, but they are looking for someone to do both and that's why they're recruiting me," said McNamara.

For McNamara, it's the first of many unofficial visits he's planning to take.

"I'm going to either Arizona or USC this weekend," said McNamara. "I'm still undecided. And I'm going to Cal on April 1st."

McNamara said that he thinks Notre Dame and Oregon would be the next schools to offer the 16 he has already, which includes Arizona, Cal, Colorado, Florida State, Miami, Michigan, Ohio State, Stanford, Tennessee, UCLA, USC and Washington among others.

The Scout 2012 Watch Lister said one school is standing out.

"Stanford is really standing out to me after the visit," said McNamara. "I like Miami and a couple other places like Notre Dame and Oregon. Stanford would definitely be in the top five though."

With so many offers to choose from, McNamara went from considering an early decision to planning to take his time.

"I'm probably going to wait it out," said McNamara. "I was in the process of thinking I'd make a decision early, but now I'm going to wait it out and take quite a bit of unofficial."

McNamara has been selected to the UnderArmour All-America Game and plans to hit up some more camps in the spring.

"I'm going to do the Nike Camp at USC and then the 7on7 in Vegas," said McNamara. "And I may do the Rock Tour again."

The Rock Tour, with George Whitfield, helped land him offers from Kentucky, Cincinnati and Ohio State a year ago, all places he camped.

Whitfield is training Cam Newton in preparation for the draft, and McNamara had a chance to work out with the Heisman Trophy winner.

"I got to catch out there with Cam Newton and that was awesome," said McNamara.

Academically, McNamara has a 3.1 and scored a 1500 on the SAT.

Brandon is in his seventh year with Scout.com, currently as the West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the Scout Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the Scout Network since 2003.
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