One of the top players in the country will look to narrow down his choices after the May evaluation period ends. Claude "Turk" McBride from Camden (N.J.) Woodrow Wilson has a lot of deciding to do. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound defensive end now has 25 offers and counting.
Rutgers, West Virginia, Boston College, Pittsburgh, Maryland, Iowa, Oregon, UCLA, Michigan, Syracuse, Clemson and Tennessee have all offered and that’s just the beginning. He has no favorites at this time and will surely take all five of his official visits.
"I really don't have a favorite right now," said Turk. "I'll sit down with my coach and family at the end of May and I'll narrow it down to 10 schools. Then once the season is over I'll have it down to five."
For now, Boston College, Penn State, Pitt, Tennessee, Maryland, West Virginia, Oregon and Iowa seem to be getting the most attention, but McBride is considering almost all of his offers. Turk's older brother has a full ride to West Virginia as a defensive back and will be a freshman this upcoming fall.
So does West Virginia have the best shot at Turk?
"I like West Virginia and they will be in the mix for sure, but for now I really can't say that I have a favorite."