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McClure still taking things slow

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Stefan McClure is still sitting with 14 offers and the Vista, Calif., cornerback said he's still considering all his options but that Washington and UCLA certainly stand out to him at this point.
McClure, a 5-foot-11 four-star prospect, already has his official visit set to Washington for the weekend of Sept. 11 when the Huskies host Syracuse and he'll definitely officially visit the Bruins as well. There are plans for McClure to take all five trips before making a decision.
"I have one official set right now and that's with Washington but I do by the end of the summer plan to narrow it down to a top five and start setting up my visits," McClure said.
"UCLA and Washington right now are for sure in it and I'm still looking at everybody else really close. I'm looking at Oregon State still, Colorado, Boise State and Miami. I'm still looking at all those. I'm probably going to go up and watch San Diego State's practice. I'm still looking at all of them."
Rated as the eighth-best cornerback and No. 131 in the 2011 class by Rivals.com, McClure said what stands out most about Washington is that it's in the Pac-10, he has a strong relationship with secondary coach Demetrice Martin and likes where the Huskies are headed.
"They have something good up there," McClure said. "They have a good foundation, they did pretty good last year and they're getting better and better every year.
"With the coaching staff, coach Martin is a great guy, and they're in the Pac-10 so I'd get to play on the West Coast and get to come to southern California at least once a year either to play SC or UCLA and into Arizona."
The Bruins were a childhood favorite for McClure, who just returned from the Gridiron Kings tournament in Orlando, Fla., and said he's started to talk to Florida, and so UCLA has to be considered one of the favorites.
Still, McClure is not ready to name a top list until the end of summer as he figures out where he's going to take his official visits.
"I grew up wanting to go to UCLA," McClure said.
"It's the hometown school, right there, it's two hours away from home with great weather all the time. Nothing would really be changing from what I'm used to growing up with and also they have great tradition at UCLA and they'll let me do football and track."
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