Chino (Calif.) defensive back Ryan McFoy took his second official visit this past weekend to Utah. The talented safety had earlier visited Arizona State and said one school is really looking good right now.
McFoy, 6-2, 190 pounds is a hard hitting defensive back and one of the top safeties in the West region. Early on in the recruiting process, the athlete was known more as the younger brother of USC receiver Chris McFoy but the safety has now become one of the top prospects in the region.
As for his visit to Utah, McFoy said the trip definitely opened his eyes.
"Man, I liked it a lot more than I thought I would," McFoy said. "I had a great time but more than that, I just loved the family atmosphere they have there. When comparing it to ASU, that was the one big difference- ASU was cool but at Utah, everyone is like a family and everyone has a lot of love for each other, you can just feel it.
"You had the tongan players hanging with the samoan players and the black and white players all hanging out together. Like I said, it was like one big family and I've never seen that before. It snowed there and that was the first time I've ever been in snow before but I really liked it. We got to go snowmobiling and that definitely made the trip different than any other visit I'll take.
"A lot of the visits, I know are very similar to each other but I know I won't be doing that on any of my visits and I loved it. Daryl Poston was my host and he's real cool. He's from Southern CA and actually knows my brother because he committed to USC originally. He loves it at Utah and he showed me around and we got along great.
"On Sunday, I sat down with the coaches and we talked about they planned to use me. Basically, they said they want me to come in and expect to compete for a spot right away. They don't have a lot of depth at safety and since they play their strong and free safeties in a similar role, they're basically interchangeable, I would have a great shot at playing as a true freshman which is important to me.
"Right now, Utah is definitely my leader and I'm real comfortable with them. I still have two trips to take in January and I do want to take those before making my decision. I have USC (Jan. 13) and Oregon (Jan. 20). Neither one of those two schools have offered yet. Oregon said they're close and USC is waiting on my transcripts from this semester. I'll probably make my decision around Signing Day."