Four-star defensive end Claude “Turk” McBride, who is from Camden (N.J.) Woodrow Wilson, said, “I have about 35 offers now.”
Some of the schools that he has scholarship offers from are Boston College, Iowa, Maryland, Nebraska, Oregon, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Tennessee and West Virginia.
He did single out a few of his favorites.
“I like Nebraska,” McBride said. “I like West Virginia. I like Oregon too.” He confirmed that distance is not an issue with him. His mother would be prefer that he attend a school close to home.
6-foot-4, 235 pound weakside linebacker, who runs the 40-yard dash in 4.55 seconds,
Nebraska: “I just like their program. I know that they have a hard program and on the straight and narrow. I like that."
Oregon: “I just like Oregon. I really don’t know why I like Oregon. I just like them. I really don’t know much about Oregon.”
West Virginia: “I had a chance to go down there. I met the players and the coaches. It feels like I knew them for a long period of time. They are real people. They tell you how it is.”
Who is sending you the most mail and calling you the most?
“Virginia, they send me the most mail and Iowa.”
His five visits would be to Miami, Clemson, Nebraska, Oregon and Tennessee.
“I would say it is my speed and my aggressive close to the ball,” he said about his strong points. “That is about it and my strength.”
As a junior, McBride made 60 tackles and had 16 sacks to go with three fumble recoveries. He also blocked four field goals and returned two of his fumble recoveries for scores. On offense he had 24 catches for 486 yards and nine touchdowns.
He was named first-team all-state and defensive player of the year in New Jersey last season.