Top 2016 TE Prospect To Visit UW

Summit (Bend, Or.) TE Cam McCormick is already one of the top tight end recruits on the West Coast and so far he's got five offers and more could be on the way. One of his early suitors is Washington and the talented prospect intends to be in Seattle very soon to check things out...

"(Washington) offered me a couple of weeks ago," McCormick told "Coach (Jordan) Paopao and coach (Jonathan) Smith are the two coaches recruiting me and I've started to form a good relationship with them.

"We'd been talking for a while, so I was pretty sure they liked me, but I wasn't necessarily expecting them to offer.

"When they offered though, I was really happy to get one from them. My coach (Chico Fraley) played there and he's been talking with them a little. He told me about the program and what it's like up there."

McCormick plans to be in Seattle next weekend when the Huskies host their first Junior Day for 2016 prospects.

"I'm heading up there for that next weekend, so it should be a lot of fun," McCormick said. "I've never been to (UW) so it will be really nice to see the facilities and meet with the coaches. I'm looking forward to it."

In addition to his offer from the Huskies, McCormick also has offers from Arizona, Oregon, Boise State and Montana State.

"I grew up in Arizona, so I'm a fan of their program there and I live here in Oregon and (the Ducks) have a great program and I grew up a fan of them too," McCormick said. "I will make my choice on where I play ball (in college) on what place or school fits me the best. I'm not a lock to go anywhere. I am open to everyone and if a school wants to recruit me, I will take a look at them.

"Most of the rest of the Pac 12 has made contact with me and been by to see me at my school too. I think some more are interested and could be close to offering, but they haven't yet, so we'll just have to see what happens."

As a junior this past season, McCormick posted 35 receptions for 491 yards with eight touchdowns.

While he loves to have the ball in his hands, he also knows that that is only part of his job.

"I love to block too and they use me as a more traditional tight end where I'm on the end of the line and I am asked to block a lot," McCormick said. "You had better be good at both if you want to play and be a complete player and I take pride in doing both as well as I can."

While he already has nice size (6'5", 225), what really sets McCormick apart is his speed.

"I play basketball and I run track, so I play three sports," McCormick said. "My personal best in the 100 meters is 11.3 and I run the 4 X 100 and the long jump as well."

McCormick is unsure of which camps he will take in during the spring and summer, but hopes to make visits to several schools during the spring in order to get a better feel for what each program has to offer.

He said he'd like to take his official visits before he commits to a school, but he also said he will not prolong the process if he's ready to make his decision. will have more from McCormick after he returns home from his visit to Montlake next weekend.

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