Three-star athlete prospect Chris McGaha (6-0, 182, 4.5) from Phoenix (Ariz.) Moon Valley is truly living up to his pre-season reputation as one of the best players from the Grand Canyon State for the class of 2005.
McGaha is one of the main reasons that Moon Valley is a perfect 7-0 on the season. Just last Friday Evening McGaha had six catches for 145 yards and scored a touchdown.
That added up McGaha’s season stats to a heady 43 receptions for 856 yards while averaging 19.91 per catch with a long reception of 66 yards and 12 touchdowns. He averages an outstanding 122.3 yards per game.
McGaha also stands out on defense racking up 44 tackles, two sacks and one fumble recovery.
That is not all.
McGaha is also an outstanding kick and punt return man who averages 44.7 yards per kick return and 21.4 yards per punt return. To put the icing on the cake, McGaha also has kicked three PAT’s on the season.
Needless to say with production like McGaha’s the phone has been ringing off the hook.
McGaha now has offers from Arizona, ASU, Washington, San Diego State, Utah, UNLV, Wyoming and Boise State.
McGaha has set four visits.
The hometown Arizona State Sun Devils will get their trip the week after Moon Valley’s season is over.
McGaha will visit San Diego State on December 11th and Boise State on December 17th. He will visit Arizona the first weekend visits are allowed in January.
“I don’t have any favorites at this time,” McGaha said. “My four visits will help me make my decision.”
“I still want to take a fifth visit,” McGaha said. “But I’m not 100% sure I will end up taking my fifth visit.”
McGaha was one of only two juniors to be named all-Arizona in 2003. He was first-team all-region on offense, defense and special teams.
McGaha was also one of five finalists for the Arizona State Player of the Year award. A rare honor indeed. He was only the second junior ever to be a finalist. (ASU freshman QB Max Hall was the other.)
On offense, McGaha caught 37 passes for 715 yards and seven touchdowns. He also had 1,287 kickoff return yards for another 8 touchdowns. As a punt returner, McGaha brought two punts back for scores. To add a little more sweetness to his resume, McGaha scored two rushing touchdowns on reverses for about 40 yards apiece.
Defensively McGaha accounted for 67 tackles, 43 solo, seven picks (one that he returned for a touchdown), four forced fumbles, three sacks and two blocked punts.