McClure 'very high' on the Huskies

Recruiting got off to a quick start for Vista (Ca.) CB Stefan McClure as schools from the Big 12, Big 10, Pac 10, the WAC and the Mountain West came calling early in the process. With six offers under his belt, the talented corner says he wants to take things slowly, but he's sure he wants to visit one of them this coming fall...

"I had hoped to get up to Washington this spring or at least during the summer, but I just talked to my dad this weekend and he said we can't fit it in the budget," McClure told Sunday evening. "It's disappointing because I really wanted to get up there and to see the campus and meet with the coaches, but I'm definitely going to be visiting them once I can take official visits."

McClure said when the Huskies made the offer it pretty much came out of the blue.

"I hadn't even talked to one of their coaches at the time, but apparently they had come by my school and had gotten my film," McClure said. "I got on the phone with coach (Nick) Holt and he said they loved my film and that they like the way I play. Then I got on the phone with coach (Steve) Sarkisian and coach (Demetrice) Martin and coach (Jeff) Mills and they all told me how much they liked me which was really cool.

"Since then I've been talking with coach Martin quite a bit, probably a couple of times a week and we have a really close bond. Actually, of all the coaches I've spoken with, he's the coach I've really formed a great relationship with and that means a lot to me because he'd be the coach coaching me if I went there."

The other schools who have offered include San Diego State, Colorado State, Colorado, Minnesota and Boise State and McClure thinks UCLA could be close to extending a full-ride as well.

"I'm going to go to UCLA and USC's spring practices at some point, but other than that, I'm going to stay close to home this spring," McClure said. "I'm going to head up to USC's Rising Stars camp and that's the only one I plan on taking part in. Other than that, I'll just be working out with my team and getting ready for my senior year."

As a key component on a team that went 10-3 last fall, McClure posted over 40 tackles and two interceptions from his corner position while hauling in 35 catches for nearly 500 yards and four touchdowns on offense.

Besides football, McClure also participates in track and that's where he turned his focus once his season finished in early December.

"My freshman and sophomore years I played basketball, but this year I decided to take a break for a couple of weeks and then I started lifting and getting ready for track," McClure said. "I want to go to state again. Last year I went to state in the triple jump and I want to get there again."

McClure said his longest triple jump is a 46-3 1/2.

We'll have more in the coming weeks and months from McClure as he visits some of the local schools and as he prepares for his senior season of football.

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