In what has been one of the least surprising recruiting processes in recent memory, Kc McDermott has made his final choice, and it's Miami.
He started with a list of 5 schools, then slowly whittled that list down to his final two of Miami and Notre Dame. Once that was done, he visited both schools, and then made his choice. To top that off, he is shutting his recruiting down, and will not be taking any more visits. This, according to Jeff Greer, is mainly due to he and his family hating the recruiting process. They has a general disdain for the games and the shopping around, and wanted to make sure they were making the right decision and sticking with it.
Making his choice even more difficult, is that he had family connections at both schools. One of his brothers is a graduate assistant at Notre Dame, and his grandfather was a huge Irish fan. On the flip side, his other brother Shane is the current center for Miami, and they would have a chance to play together. for a year before Shane graduates. Of course, the distance factor is also present, although they made it clear it would not weigh as much into his decision as it might with other recruits.
In the end, though, the familiarity with Miami, the city, and his brother being able to share the field with him won out. Kc is an elite offensive line talent, ranked as a 4 star recruit on most sites, but a 5 star according to the 247Sports.com Composite rankings. He stands 6 foot 6, and checks in at 285 pounds. He is ranked in the top 5 in his position, and he should finish out his senior year ranked higher.
Take a look at his junior highlights:
McDermott joins Trevor Darling and Nick Linder in the 2014 class as Miami's prospective future offensive linemen. Both guys have said a few times that they are solid Canes commitments, and should help the coaching staff out in a large way with bringing other guys on board. Finally, McDermott is on pace to graduate and enroll early, which means he will get the benefit of getting to campus early next January, and going through U Tough and spring practice.
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