Taylor McNamara remains committed to Arizona but the four-star tight end from San Diego (Calif.) Westview is clearly keeping other options available as he continues to see other places during official visits.
The 6-foot-5, 235-pound prospect visited Colorado last weekend and loved the trip to Boulder especially because he was so impressed by the coaching staff. The need at tight end is also appealing to McNamara, rated second at tight end and No. 90 in the 2012 class by Rivals.com.
"There is no way you can't love the campus," McNamara said of Colorado. "I'm super glad I went because the coaching staff is really second-to-none. It's an NFL staff.
"They really just lack personnel right now. They don't have the players to do the things they want to do. They're in dire need of a tight end and it's clear. I'm really glad I went out there because I loved it."
This weekend McNamara is going to Washington and he's equally excited because it should be a good environment with Oregon in town plus a bunch of other top-notch prospects are expected.
"I'm pumped just to be with the guys," McNamara said. "I know a bunch of guys who are going like KeiVarae Russell, I know Josh Garnett will be down there. Brandon Beaver and a bunch of other guys are going too.
"It's going to be a blast and it's going to be a huge game so I'm pumped for it. I'm excited to see the campus too because I heard if you go on a sunny day it's a beautiful place."
Three other visits are planned for McNamara, who will be at Notre Dame on Nov. 18, Oklahoma on Nov. 25 and then Cal for Dec. 9.
Arizona still has a chance to sign McNamara but since the Wildcats fired coach Mike Stoops earlier this season and the four-star isn't sure who will be hired next and which assistants will return he wants to cover all options.
Playing at a big-named school like Notre Dame, Oklahoma and others is a possibility or he could go to a team that is rebuilding and possibly start right away. Since there is time left in his recruitment, McNamara isn't sure how to look at things just yet.
"That's why I'm taking the visits to find out and I have some big-name schools in there like Oklahoma and Notre Dame," he said.
"I guess I'll go to them and compare and contrast and see which situation I like more. I could go someplace where we'd win a lot of games or a place where I might be able to play early. I'm still undecided."