Taylor McNamara is not quite ready to narrow his list but the San Diego (Calif.) Westview tight end is close and that comes as good news especially for seven certain schools.
Notre Dame, Oregon, Arizona, Stanford, Cal, Alabama and Colorado are the programs standing out the most to McNamara, a 6-foot-5, 235-pound four-star prospect who's rated No. 84 nationally by Rivals.com.
McNamara, who shined at the recent Los Angeles NIKE Camp, has not officially trimmed his list but could get it done by next month.
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"It's not official yet but it could be pretty soon in June," McNamara said. "Those are the ones I've been looking at more. I want to cut the list down and I think I'm going to do that soon. You have to at some point.
"I want to start focusing on how I can get better as a player and not let it be a distraction. I'm not letting it be one now but I don't want to let it become one by getting too busy. It could get to a point where it could be too much."
Many more schools have offered McNamara and he said Colorado, Tennessee, UCLA, USC, Utah, Arizona, Cal and Notre Dame are some of the colleges that have stopped by his high school recently.
The only tight end rated higher in the 2012 class by Rivals.com is four-star Kent Taylor out of Land O'Lakes, Fla. McNamara was injured for a portion of his junior season and said he'd like to get his recruitment done before his senior year so he can focus on his team.
But the San Diego recruit added that if he's not certain about his decision he would be willing to take some official visits and delay his commitment until he's sure about the right school.
"I'm thinking I could do it before the season but then again if I'm not for sure I'm not going to rush it," McNamara said.
"If I know before the season, I'm not going to drag it out unnecessarily but if I don't know then I'll take some official visits to the five schools I pick and then make a decision from there."