has dipped into Arizona and grabbed their long snapper of the future in Scottsdale (Az.) Chaparral's Peter McBride
Chaparral head coach Charlie Ragle tells Scout.com, "Peter went out to their camp and killed it. After the camp they said they would offer him but it was contingent on being able to enroll at midyear. Peter came back and met with our counselors and he found out that he could graduate early, he is a sharp kid, has a 3.8 GPA. He met with his family and decided it was what he wanted to do so he committed. I talked to the coaches at USC and it is a for sure deal."
This is the second Pac 10 snapper that Chaparral has produced in consecutive years. Chase Gorham
signed with Arizona last year.
McBride (6-2 210) is currently ranked the #2 long snapper in the nation by the foremost authority on snappers, Chris Rubio of Chris Sailer Kicking. This is what Rubio has to say about McBride:
"Peter has grown a ton in his body and his long snapping ability. Nice, solid form with a tight spin and good speed. Did extremely well in Vegas. Looking forward to watching this kid grow over the next couple of years (Jan. 2009).
Peter did extremely well once again. Ball has great speed (can dip into low .7s) and spiral. Well on his way to becoming a great long snapper. Good attitude. Once the blocking is all polished he could be a five-star snapper. Great future for Peter (May '09).
Peter is well on his way to a 5 star and, if he continues on the path that he is headed, should be there by the Spring Event. Ball is very fast and accurate. He has terrific size and could still put on weight. Solid form. He has it all (Jan. '10).
McBride is a very smooth and consistent long snapper. Ball is like a lazer and on target. Great long frame that will be able to put on some extra weight in college. Runs well and ball is tight. Very solid pick. He has all the tools for greatness (May '10)."
McBride also strongly considered Stanford
but was not offered after a recent camp at Palo Alto.
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