One of the schools to intensify their recruitment of the 5-foot-10, 180-pound slot receiver/cornerback is Rutgers, and he plans on making a visit to campus to learn more about the program.
"(Rutgers assistant) coach (P.J.) Fleck is showing me a lot of interest," McPhearson said. "He's been trying to get me to come out there for a spring practice. I'm trying to make one, but if not, I'm going to come later in the summer. (Fleck) is going to come to Maryland and see me."
McPhearson doesn't know much about Rutgers, but he has a couple of friends who play for the Scarlet Knights.
He recently made a visit to West Virginia for junior day, and it is the only campus he has been to thus far.
"It was real nice. I love it down there," he said. "The facilities and the atmosphere of where the school is are great. It's a small town with a lot of fans, and that's really all they have. There's a lot of love down there."
However, one thing possibly working against the Mountaineers is McPhearson's desire to play slot receiver.
"I like the ball in my hands so I can make plays," he said. "West Virginia offered me as a cornerback. I want to play offense. That's what I like better."
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