Trip Report: Stefan McClure

Scout.com spoke Sunday with Stefan McClure, a 5-foot-11, 175-pound cornerback prospect from Vista, Calif., and McClure talked about his first official visit - taken to Seattle, Wash. this past weekend. He was there to visit Washington, and he saw the Huskies defeat Syracuse 41-20. What did he think of his first official visit? And who else will he officially visit before making a commitment?

"Having a chance to see it first hand, it was pretty nice," McClure told Scout.com. "Coach (Demetrice) Martin has been telling me it's a great place to go to get competition and they have an enthusiastic coaching staff and the fans love it there. And I got to see their fans get after it, yelling...it was a packed house, for the most part. And it was a great game for them."

Johri Fogerson and Adam Long were the players that McClure hung out with. "They were telling me that it is a great place to play, the coaches are very straightforward," he said.

Washington is recruiting him as a lock-down corner, and he could see himself playing at Husky Stadium. "They got a lot of corner blitzes, they go man-to-man coverage, zone coverage," McClure said. "Desmond Trufant, I liked how he played. If they are coaching him up to play that way, he looked real good out there. I liked how they were using him and he looked like a real shut-down corner there."

McClure's trip started early, around 10:30 in the morning Friday, but of all the things UW packed into his 48-hour visit, the game was still the highlight. "The game, and how the coaches prepare," he said when asked for his number-one highlight. "How they get the players ready to go and their style that they have."

He also gave us some insight into a conversation he had with Washington Head Coach Steve Sarkisian. "We talked about if there's a time limit, when is the latest I could commit by, if that's the place I decide," he said. "I wanted to know if they were going to take the scholarship off the table, if they would give me a 48-hour notice to decide."

And Sarkisian's response? "He was saying that I could take as long as I want, but they'd like to know by signing day," McClure said.

For his part, McClure said he isn't planning on making a signing day decision, and still has some other schools to check out. Washington was McClure's first visit. "I don't have any other ones set up, but I plan on visiting Oregon, Cal, Colorado," he said. "UCLA, I'll probably just take an unofficial there and I plan on going to as many home games as I can."

McClure added that he plans on making a couple of those official visits during the season, if time permits. And contrary to some reports, he's not down to just Washington and UCLA. "I don't know where that came from," he said. I'm a lot more wide open than that."

Out of a scale from 1 to 10, McClure gave his official trip to Washington an 8. "It was pretty good," he said. "I didn't get to talk to the coaches at the breakfast before I left. I thought I was going to see them before I left. I thought we were going to have breakfast with the coaches. But that's probably the only thing."

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