McClellon left for his trip to Utah with offers from Arizona State, Hawaii and Idaho with increasing interest from UCLA, USC and Washington. Despite all that interest, Utah was the school on top of his list.
"Utah rose to the top right after I first met with Norm Chow and they stayed there," he said. "It didn't matter which school came to contact me and tell me of what they had to offer. None of them sounded as good as Utah, and my trip there confirmed that. It blew me away."
Upon completion of his trip to Utah, he gave them his committment to sign with them.
"I didn't want to wait because Utah had everything that I needed, so I committed to them," he said. "Norm Chow there knows how to get his players to the NFL, and he'll use me in a way to maximize my talents."
Another attractive aspect about Utah is its Pac-12 affiliation.
"That was a key thing for me as well," he said. "I can come back home and play back here in Los Angeles, which is a big thing for me. Like I said, Utah has everything I could ever want in a program."
While at Utah, McClellon hopes to reprise and build upon what he does for Gahr.
"I can beat a defense at anytime on offense and on special teams," he said. "I bring a lot of excitement to the field, but I'm also a team player. I can't wait to get to Utah because we're going to get it done. We're going to play with the best in the Pac-12 and beat the best. I believe that."
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