McClure Making Major Waves

Vista (Calif.) cornerback Stefan McClure is showing he's one of the nation's best corners and the Top Five prospect nationally is still strongly considering the Bruins...

Vista (Calif.) cornerback Stefan McClure (5-11, 173), has firmly entrenched himself as one of the premier corners in the country.

Arguably the top cover corner in the West, McClure's performance at the Gridiron Kings event in Orlando last week moved him into the top five nationally.

"It was pretty good and there was a ton of competition," said McClure. "It was pretty hot. This was my first actual big camp, I didn't have a chance to go to the top camps because of track, but I felt I did some good things out there. I dropped a couple of interceptions that could have changed the game, but other than that, I'm pretty happy with what I did. Just knowing those guys had been doing all those 1on1s all spring and summer, and then competing with each other, it helped me raise my game."

McClure said he spent a lot of time hearing from the commits to schools recruiting him about joining them in college.

"I mainly just hung out with the West Coast guys, and they were all telling me to go to their schools," said McClure.

McClure has several offers, and while he's not favoring any one school, three are standing out.

"I have a rough draft of a top five, and UCLA, Boise State and Washington are all on it," said McClure. "But I don't really know the other two yet. Maybe Oregon State too, but there are a lot of other schools, and I just need to do research on them."

McClure has set up his first official visit, to Washington in early September when the Huskies host Syracuse.

"I'll most likely take all five of my trips, and besides Washington, I'll probably visit UCLA and Boise State, we're just talking to them about when they will be," said McClure. "UCLA said they want me to save my official visit for them for the end of the year. I'll most likely take all five."

McClure initially wanted to decide early but as his recruitment has taken off, he's been more of the mindset to let it play out.

"If it's not going to get in the way of my season, I'll be willing to wait," said McClure. "It may open up some more people seeing me."

McClure said with his season approaching, he plans to visit San Diego State and UCLA unofficially for fall practices, then will kick in the visits during the season.

With his knee 100%, he'll be mixing in some more time at receiver this year too.

As far as his recruitment is going, McClure said he's not receiving any pressure from anyone.

"My family is leaving it up to me, but they want me to go to a Pac-10 school," said McClure. "My sisters are like ‘go to UCLA because it's close to home', but all of them just want me on the West Coast so they can go to my games."

Academically, McClure has a 3.2 GPA and scored a 1250 on the SAT, but plans to take it again in the fall.


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