Safety Prospect Gets Looks from UCLA

Ryan McFoy, the younger brother of USC receiver Chris McFoy, is a 6-1, 190-pound safety from Chino that has been getting a good amount of attention from UCLA recently. He'll take his first official visit this weekend...

Chino (Calif.) defensive back Ryan McFoy (6-1, 190) has already seen the recruiting process first hand, watching his older brother Chris go through it a few years ago, before signing with USC.

The younger McFoy is now going through it himself and he will take his first official visit this weekend, to Arizona State, and in the process will get to see his older brother play the Sun Devils when USC visits Tempe on Saturday.

Holding four scholarship offers through week three of his senior year, McFoy said he thinks he could be getting more osoon.

"Arizona State, Boise State, Colorado State and Utah have all offered me," said McFoy. "UCLA, USC and Oregon State all said they could offer me if I work on my grades so that's pushing me a lot more."

All of those schools have been calling McFoy since the fall contact period began September 1st and of those seven schools, three top his list.

"Arizona State, USC and UCLA are my leaders. They are all pretty even, though I like ASU a lot because they've offered me," said McFoy.

After watching Chris go through it, McFoy said there are things he's been made aware of during his own recruitment. He said, "I know about the process. I know everything the coaches tell you isn't really true. So I know what to look for when a coach is talking to me."

When it comes to his other official trips, McFoy said he would like to visit Oregon State, Utah, USC and UCLA. "I'm planning on taking all five trips, but I'm already kind of getting tired of the process. I kind of want to make a decision," McFoy said.

Being recruited as a strong safety, McFoy lined up next to current Bruin freshman Shawn Oatis last season when Oatis was a senior at Chino. He also teams with fellow UCLA recruit R.J. Stanford and the pair have often discussed playing together in college.

"It would be cool to play with R.J. in college. We talk about it a lot," said McFoy.

McFoy has been to two local college games so far this season, attending UCLA's home opener with Rice and USC's home opener with Arkansas. McFoy also attended UCLA's one-day camp back in the spring.

Through the first three games, Chino has gone unbeaten, pitching shutouts in the first two games, wins over Pacific and Don Lugo. They gave up their first score last weekend when they beat Saugus 48-21.

Academically, McFoy has a 2.2 GPA and will retake the SAT in October.

"I will get it up to a 3.0 by the semester," McFoy said.

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