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Taylor McNamara Looking At Cal And Oklahoma Outside Of Arizona

Taylor McNamara is a current soft verbal for the Arizona Wildcats and could be the top tight end in the 2012 recruiting class on the West Coast. But whether he sticks with his commitment to Tucson is anyone's guess.

The Westview prospect committed to Arizona early in the process, but then after a slow start by his team, head coach Mike Stoops was fired. With Stoops no longer in Tucson, McNamara has begun to openly consider whether he should reopen his recruitment and commit to another program.

McNamara is taking his visits all over the country, and it appears he might have some other favorites that are emerging. Justin Hopkins of 247Sports speculates

Arizona has some work to do to keep McNamara committed. Even more important is the fact he will be enrolling early in January so the Cats need to make a hire sooner than later. Cal and Oklahoma will likely be in a battle, with Colorado being the dark horse in his recruitment.

Oklahoma makes sense because of their constant success as a college football program, and Cal does have a history of strong tight end play, particularly with Craig Stevens being an NFL starter for the Tennessee Titans. Arizona is still very much in the thick of things, but McNamara is highly likely to consider alternative options.

For more on Cal football recruiting, head to the California Golden Blogs. For more on Oklahoma football recruiting, check out Crimson and Cream Machine.  For more on Arizona football recruiting, go to Arizona Desert Swarm.