Camden (N.J.) Woodrow Wilson defensive end Claude "Turk" McBride took his first official visit this weekend. So how did it go?
"It was great, I liked everything about it," said the 6-foot-4, 235-pound rush end of his visit to Tennessee. "They lost the game and it wasn't the best weather, but the crowd was amazing. I've never seen that many people in one place before."
McBride said he's being recruited by coach Mike Barry and gets along well with him and defensive line coach Dan Brooks.
"I like the coaching staff and the players a lot," he said. "It would have been nice to see them win, but it wasn't to be. They still fought hard the whole game and everyone was cool to me throughout the trip."
Tennessee is one of McBride's top six teams with Miami, West Virginia, Iowa, Florida State and Michigan.
"The only other official visit I have scheduled now is with Michigan for Dec. 13.," he said. "I'll start setting up some others soon. I need to cut down one team because I'm going to take all five, but I don't know if I can do an unofficial to the sixth."
One school might have the inside edge for McBride.
"My brother plays at West Virginia," he said of WVU freshman Jamil Tyson. "That could be a big difference because playing with Jamil would be awesome. I'm going to make the right decision for me, but if all things are equal that could be a big edge."