McClatcher Interested in Bruins

The Federal Way (Wash.) 2015 running back, Chico McClatcher, has an offer from UCLA...

Federal Way (Wash.) 2015 running back Chico McClatcher (5-8, 173), is at seven offers as his junior year gets under way.

But more schools are starting to send letters and get in touch with him.

After his second productive performance, it's easy to see why McClatcher is drawing attention from all over, rushing for over 100 yards, scoring three touchdowns and putting up over 100 yards in returns.

"The goal is to just play hard for all four quarters," said McClatcher. "We had a lot of turnovers and mental mistakes and breakdowns in our first game and we did better and focused on what we needed to do."

McClatcher has offers from Washington, Washington State, Arizona State, Boise State, UCLA, Portland State and Utah and a handful of new schools have been in touch.

Since September 1st, I've gotten letters from Alabama and Mississippi State," said McClatcher. "Oregon is still interested and Washington State sent me 11 letters in one day."

McClatcher has already been to Washington for a game this fall, checking out the Huskies in their season opener against Boise State.

"The atmosphere was crazy and loud and new Husky Stadium, and everyone was pumped up," said McClatcher. "It was a pretty good game. The locker room, everything was all new and nice."

The Huskies stand out to McClatcher.

"They're the one school I'm most comfortable with right now," said McClatcher. "I've bonded with all of the coaches and the running backs coach (Johnny Nansen), I'm really tight with him and I can go up there any time I want to."

Oregon and UCLA are also high on McClatcher's list, with the Bruins offering in the spring and Oregon potentially nearing an offer.

"Oregon invited me to come down for some games and to check out the atmosphere, so I'm planning to do that," said McClatcher. "I like UCLA a lot and it would be nice to play in the sun so they're a nice option. Coach (Steve) Broussard is recruiting me for them."

Brandon is in his ninth year with 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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