McGraw Set for Four Officials

John Curtis Christian 2014 safety Mattrell McGraw released three new official visit dates today. Go inside as McGraw talks about the four schools that will definitely receive officials. He'll visit UCLA along with teammates Malachi Dupre (five-star WR) and Kenny Young (four-star LB)...

Mattrell McGraw has now set officials to UCLA, Florida State and Ohio State, in addition to a previously scheduled visit to Oregon.

"I'm going to visit Ohio State on January 10-to-12, Florida State January 17-to-19 and UCLA on the last weekend before National Signing Day (Jan. 31)," McGraw said.

"I'm going to visit UCLA the same weekend as Malachi Dupre and Kenny Young. That's the last visit I'll be able to take. I'm probably going to stay home and watch UCLA against Washington tonight on TV. Myles Jack is a baller. I met him in the elevator this summer when I visited."

Ohio State will also get an official visit from McGraw's secondary mate, CB Terrence Alexander, although it's unclear if the two will visit the same weekend.

"Ohio State has a good program," McGraw said. "Urban Meyer is like my coach, J.T. Curtis, in terms of style and what he represents.

"They're losing a lot of safeties and will need players at that position, so there's a chance for early playing time, according to Coach (Everett) Withers. Coach Meyer isn't about all the flashiness and trash talk - just like J.T. - he just wants you to get the job done."

McGraw talked about FSU, which almost got an unofficial from Dupre, Young and himself recently - the trio were set to fly to Florida but their team's Saturday practice ran late.

"They're playing real well," McGraw said, "and are in position to get all three of us: Kenny, Malachi and me.

"Coach Jimbo Fisher is real cool. He's down to earth. Coach (Jeremy) Pruitt, the defensive coordinator, would also be my position coach. He and I have talked about packages where they'd implement and get me on the field as a freshman."

He also talked about Oregon, which hosted McGraw and his mother during the summer.

"I'm looking forward to meeting with Coach (John) Neal again," he said. "He's been to my school twice since they offered. He'll probably try to catch a third game of mine in the playoffs.

"I'm looking forward to seeing Oregon's coaches again when I go out there, and for my dad to see the campus. Also, I like that I'll be there three days for the official. I was only there for a day-and-a-half during the summer."

McGraw and his teammates got a first-round playoff bye this week. Curtis has won two straight state titles.


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