Winter Park (Fla.) three-star cornerback Blake McClain landed his third offer on Monday when West Virginia contacted his coach and extended an offer. The Central Florida prospect doesn't know a great deal about the Mountaineers at this stage.
"I watch them when they are on TV," McClain said. "I know they are going to the Big 12. They will play good competition every week in that conference."
Later in the day on Monday, the 5-foot-11, 181-pound defensive back was able to speak with one of the assistant coaches on Dana Holgorsen's staff.
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"I talked with Coach Joe (DeForest) from West Virginia tonight," McClain said. "They said that they like me a lot. They also said that no time is too early to commit. They said I could play safety or cornerback up there with my size."
The Mountaineers join Florida International and South Florida in offering the versatile defensive back. He says that all three have told him he can provide versatility in the defensive backfield.
"The offers that I have now, they say I can play either," McClain said. "Most are recruiting me as a cornerback first and foremost."
"I am cool with both," McClain added. "If I could choose, I would play cornerback."
McClain hopes to visit West Virginia during the summer, possibly to participate in one of their camps. He has already seen the other two schools that have offered.
"At USF, I love the coaching staff and how they go about things in their program," McClain said. "I have gone to a couple of games and I love the environment."
"FIU had nice facilities and good academics," McClain said.
Another school that McClain mentioned interest in visiting is Notre Dame. Some other schools showing interest that he believes are on the verge of offering include Cincinnati, Memphis, Miami, and Notre Dame. At this stage, he doesn't claim a leader.
"Not really," McClain said. "I am just going to keep looking at all of them and hopefully more will come in."
McClain began his high school career at Oviedo before transferring to Winter Park.