On Thursday, coach Al Golden’s Miami program picked up a huge commitment from prized offensive line recruit, K.C. McDermott.
Or so he thought.
McDermott is a 6-foot-6, 285-pound West Palm Beach, Fla. native and one of the most coveted offensive line recruits in the nation. His brother, Shane, is currently the Hurricanes’ center, and rumors had spread throughout the recruiting world that K.C. would be following big bro to Coral Gables.
However, those rumors proved false. Instead, according to ESPN, McDermott will be waiting until next Tuesday to make the final announcement of his decision.
“The official announcement will be on Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the media center,” said McDermott’s head coach Rod Harris.
Besides Miami, his eldest brother is currently a graduate assistant at Notre Dame. Thus, the Canes and the Irish are seen as the two frontrunners for McDermott’s services, while all the usual suspects also have a chance: Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Michigan, Michigan State, North Carolina, Ohio State, Oklahoma, USF, Virginia Tech, and Wisconsin, among others.
Golden and his staff may still be celebrating the commitment of McDermott, who is considered a five-star recruit by 247Sports.com. However, he will have to wait until Tuesday to find out for sure.