A few days after picking up an offer from USC, Taylor McNamara got more good news when Miami came through with his newest offer.
It's another important one for the San Diego (Calif.) Westview tight end especially because the Hurricanes have had such outstanding players at the position like Bubba Franks, Jeremy Shockey, Kellen Winslow and others.
McNamara, a 6-foot-5, 235-pound prospect, is honored to think Miami believes he could be the next one in that long line of great tight ends.
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"The Miami offer excited me because of the success they've had with sending tight ends to the NFL," McNamara said.
"They're known for having good tight ends and it's an honor that they think I could be the next good one."
McNamara is arguably one of the two best tight ends in California along with Rocklin Whitney's Jalen Cope-Fitzpatrick and the offer list is there to prove it.
So far, Arizona, Cal, Florida State, Kentucky, Maryland, Miami, Michigan, Ohio State, Stanford, USC and Washington have all offered McNamara. Many other offers could also be on the way.
In the last few months, McNamara was close to making an early commitment to the Buckeyes but has since backed away from that and has decided to keep things open in his recruitment.
It was certainly a good decision because now the San Diego standout has many more options with Miami being the latest. USC is also a big one on McNamara's list, one that has to be considered moving forward.
"It's not like a leader but it's big," McNamara said of USC. "I have to check it out. It's not a big deal for no reason. I know that's just a huge offer. I've talked to other kids and they do more evaluating than a lot of schools. It shows you're legit.
"What excited me about it is that they do so much evaluating I don't think any other school would question my ability if they see I have an offer from USC."