"The spring has been going well," said McDermott. "I suffered from a bit of a sickness during the high school season and that took a lot of my time to recover, but I feel like I am back at 100 percent now. I like playing with this team, we have a lot of talent, and I feel I have been playing well."
McDermott continued about his play, "Everything is coming along well. I am getting stronger and my pull-up jumper has gotten better. Obviously my shooting has always been there, but now I am improving on all aspects of my game."
At the recent Jayhawk Invitational McDermott shot the ball very well, and that has led to significantly more interest coming his way on the recruiting trail.
"I've heard from new schools like Creighton, Nebraska, Clemson, and schools like that," said McDermott. "Also I have been hearing from the schools that have offered as well as Purdue, Indiana, and Butler."
With that new interest, McDermott is also making a pair of visits this week.
"I am visiting Purdue on (today) and Butler on Tuesday," said McDermott.
Purdue boss Matt Painter has clearly been focused on bringing in shooters the past two recruiting cycles, and McDermott definitely fits into that category.
"There's a lot to like about Purdue," said McDermott. "Being in a big time conference like the Big Ten, you know there is going to be great competition every night and they have just been telling me they like how I play and they know I am a competitor and that is something they want in their program after a rough season this past year."
The last big time shooter from Pendleton Heights to come out was Kellen Dunham, and Butler is working hard to convince McDermott he can follow in Dunham's footsteps once again.
"They are really telling me that they like how I shoot it, and that they want to get me to campus," explained McDermott of Butler. "Obviously they have Kellen there, and Kellen shoots it real well so that is a very good thing since I am familiar with him and we have similar games."
Also Nebraska has really picked things up recently, and McDermott likes hearing from the Huskers.
"They play in the Big Ten which is good and they really liked how I shot it in Kansas City so they are going to see how I play in July and really watch me closely," said McDermott.
Look for McDermott to take his time with his recruitment and see what all comes his way before making a decision.