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McClure talks about first official visit

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Stefan McClure took his first official visit to Washington last weekend and the four-star cornerback from Vista, Calif., saw everything he needed to see to keep the Huskies as one of his favorites.
"It went pretty good," McClure said. "I liked the coaches, they have a ton of energy and everything, all the stuff they do, the atmosphere and the stadium, their game day looked good and how they execute and how the coaches conduct themselves with a ton of energy.
"That was big to get on campus to actually see the coaches face-to-face. You see all the stuff they've been talking about, the atmosphere, the stadium was rocking so it was good to see all that stuff.
"After that visit they're still one of the top schools and I'm still considering them pretty high. I want to take a couple more visits but they're still very high on the list."
Next up for McClure, a 5-foot-11, 170-pounder who's rated No. 5 at cornerback, No. 104 overall and No. 17 in the California state rankings by Rivals.com, is an unofficial visit to UCLA this weekend for the Bruins' game against Houston.
Even though McClure doesn't plan to take an official visit to UCLA he's still highly interested in the program.
He's been to campus often and knows enough about the school so he's planning official trips elsewhere. He grew up a Bruins fan so UCLA is still under serious consideration.
"They're still standing out because of all those things that I've said before and that's what is holding them in there," McClure said.
An official visit to Colorado is expected for the weekend of Oct. 2 when the Buffaloes host Georgia and trips to Cal and Oregon are being figured out. A fifth official date will remain open in case another school pops into the picture.
UCLA and Washington are considered two favorites for McClure, who finished with 28 tackles and two interceptions last season, but he said he won't release a top list until his visits are done. All the schools remaining on his visit list are in contention to land his commitment, he said.
"Right now there is no sense with leaders," McClure said. "After I take these four visits then maybe I can put it in a top order but right now there is none."
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