McGraw with SEC offer

Mattrell McGraw

(River Ridge, La.) John Curtis Christian 2014 defensive back Mattrell McGraw's recruitment has skyrocketed with seven offers within the past couple of weeks...

Mattrell McGraw's recruiting resume blew up recently with fresh offers from UCF, Arizona State, Nebraska and Mississippi State all coming in since Friday.

The Bulldogs - home to Curtis DE/LB product Torrey Bell - are the first SEC offer and eighth overall for McGraw.

"Coach (Greg) Knox told me I'm a top priority," he said, "and their coaches say I'm a top five safety. I'm humbled. Also, I liked when Coach Knox told me he's been watching me since the beginning of my sophomore year. I knew he was speaking the truth."

Two years ago Knox successfully reeled in Bell from John Curtis, the defending national champion.

With his blend of athleticism and size, McGraw has the tools to play safety or corner on the next level.

Most programs are pitching safety at the moment to the 6-0, 180-pounder that feeds aggressively in both run support (nearly 50 tackles) and coverage (three picks on arguably nation's top secondary).

California, home to a new head coach that brought in staff from Louisiana Tech, is in the hunt.

"I talked to Coach Dykes and I'm going to be talking to the Cal coaches more soon," McGraw said.

MSU is also targeting 2015 safety Hunter Dale (related to Bell) from Curtis. Recommended Stories

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