Bruins Offer McClatcher

The Federal Way (Wash.) 2015 athlete, Chico McClatcher, picked up an offer from UCLA...

Federal Way (Wash.) running back Chico McClatcher is one of the most electric players in the Northwest.

And the 2015 prospect still has two more years to put on a show on the weekends.

What McClatcher is hoping for in the next two years, though, is to continue to get bigger, and show that he can be an every-down back in college.

"All of my offers are as an athlete, but I want to show schools I could play running back every down," said McClatcher. I'm 5-8, 168, right now, but I want to reach 175 by this season and maybe be 5-11, 185-190 by my senior year. I don't want to get too big because I don't want to lose my speed, but I want to get big enough where I can be an every down back."

McClatcher has offers from Arizona State, Portland State, Utah and Washington and a number of other schools are expected to come by this spring.

"Oregon said they're going to come by and see me. Coach (Gary) Campbell said he was going to come," said McClatcher. "And USC is also going to come see me. I was throwing the ball with Max Browne a couple weeks ago when he was home and he's been putting in a good word for me with the USC coaches."

McClatcher is also hoping to hear from some out-of-region schools.

"I really like the Big Ten schools, like Michigan, Ohio State and Michigan State," said McClatcher. "They're all really competitive and very good teams."

McClatcher said that the hometown Huskies are standing atop the list, but he's open to leaving the region.

"Washington is the favorite, it's close to home and I want to stay home," said McClatcher. "At the same time, I might like to venture out. My mom says she wants me to get out and see the world."

But McClatcher said the Huskies will always be a factor in his recruitment.

"I'll consider Washington to the very end," said McClatcher. "Coach Tui (Marques Tuiasosopo) and Coach (Johnny) Nansen are recruiting me. Coach Nansen saw me play my freshman year and put in a good work with Sark (head coach Steve Sarkisian) and they ended up offering me."

McClatcher said he plans to camp at Washington's Rising Stars Camp this summer and may also camp at Oregon. He also plans to attend the Oregon NFTC.

Some schools have even mentioned defense with McClatcher, but offense is where his heart is.

"All of my offers are on offense, but if they let me play some corner too, I would," said McClatcher. "But I want to play offense. I hope some colleges see that I run hard every time I touch the ball."

McClatcher is doing track, running the 100m and doing the long jump.

A state qualifier as a freshman last year in the long jump, McClatcher is currently ranked 6th in the state in the long jump.

"I'll probably do track in college, so I can work on my speed, but football is my main focus," said McClatcher.

Academically, McClatcher has a 3.2 and will take the SAT and ACT next year as a junior.

Brandon is in his ninth year with Scout.com and FOXSportsNext, currently as a National Recruiting Analyst and 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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