San Diego CB Likes the Bruins

Vista (Calif.) cornerback Stefan McClure has four offers but is hoping for one from UCLA and he talks about where he's at in the early stages of his recruiting process...

UCLA will be very picky when it comes to recruiting cornerbacks in the class of 2011, likely taking no more than two, but with one the more ideal number.

One player that they're showing interest in, and who has high interest in the Bruins is Vista (Calif.) cornerback Stefan McClure (5-10.5, 170).

McClure was an all-state underclass pick in 2009 after helping Vista to the CIF-San Diego Section title game, after locking down Kenny Stills in the semifinals and propelling them to an upset win.

Four schools have already offered McClure, and several more are showing interest.

"I have four offers right now, from Washington, Colorado, Colorado State and San Diego State," said McClure. "They're all for corner."

In addition, McClure is hearing from a host of Pac-10 schools.

"Oregon State and Arizona have been in contact and I've also heard from USC and UCLA. UCLA stopped by once during the fall and I'm really interested in them, and I'm also interested in Oregon and Northwestern," said McClure.

But the Bruins are whom he's always wanted to play for.

"UCLA was my favorite team growing up, I always wanted to play for them," said McClure. "I've known Nelson (Rosario) for years because we did track against each other. If they offered, I wouldn't commit to them right away, but pretty much in my mind, that's where I'd want to go. They're looking at me for track to."

McClure said he's looking at several factors in trying to find the perfect school for him.

"The main things are the coaching staff, the location of the school and the conference of the school, and who they're playing," said McClure. "And also if they have my major, which is sports medicine."

McClure has nursed a dislocated kneecap which he suffered in the title game, but he's come all the way back and is ready to do track this spring for Vista.

"I ran a 4.5 a while back, the last time I ran it was my sophomore year," said McClure. "But I've been doing rehab and getting ready for track season. I do the long and triple jump, but also run the 400m and 4x400. But when it comes down to what I'm good at, its long and triple. I plan on triple jumping in college."

McClure said he'll balance track and football camps this spring as he tries to get his name out more.

"I'm doing the Nike Camp in April and I'm going to a camp at Oregon State, but track gets in the way of doing all the camps. But I'm sure I'll be going to more camps," said McClure.

McClure said he'd like to take as much time in the process as possible.

"I'll probably take all five of my visits, right now I don't know if I'll early commit, I think I'll wait until after my season," said McClure.

And his family is good with whatever he chooses."

"With my family, my parents are happy with whatever school I pick," said McClure.

Academically, McClure has a 3.3 GPA and will take the SAT on March 13th.

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