Stefan McClure is waiting until after the U.S. Army All-American Bowl to make his college decision. Good thing for those college coaches waiting that Army week is right around the corner.
The four-star cornerback from Vista, Calif., has already visited Washington, Oregon State, Boise State and Colorado and his fifth trip will be to UCLA, considered to be one of the favorites throughout McClure's recruitment.
"There's nothing much new," McClure said.
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"There has been no commitment or anything. I'm just taking it easy. I have a visit when I come back from San Antonio so I'm just still waiting. I'm just waiting for that UCLA visit and then we'll decide sometime soon after that."
The Bruins have been one of the leaders but McClure, rated No. 5 at cornerback, No. 170 nationally and No. 17 in the California state rankings by Rivals.com, said his trips to Boise State and Oregon State made a big impression on him.
Not only was it the environments at both programs but McClure meshed with the coaching staff and liked the approach to their players.
"The trips to Boise and Oregon State stood out quite a bit," McClure said.
"Those two were pretty good ones. The coaching staffs were great and how they treated their players and I really liked their philosophies out there at both those places."
When McClure visits UCLA later in January, he's going to give the coaching staff a close look. Coach Rick Neuheisel has already made some changes and McClure wants to make sure he'd fit in with any new coaches that are in Westwood.
How much of a role with UCLA's coaching staff play a role in McClure's decision is impossible to determine but after visiting Oregon State and Boise State there is definitely serious competition for his signature.
McClure is taking it easy over the holidays before a big week in San Antonio. Then he'll visit UCLA and make his decision. Things are surely heating up in his recruitment.
"I'm going to be looking at the coaching staff," McClure said of his UCLA trip. "They're the hometown school, only about two hours away, so I'll be looking at the coaching staff and comparing them to the rest of them from my other visits."