One of the top posts in the 2018 class comes from Mouth of Wilson (Va.) Oak Hill Academy in 6-foot-10, 280-pound center David McCormack.
Scout’s 44th ranked prospect in the class, McCormack is a physical center who plays hard, finishes inside and rebounds on both ends.
“I’m an old school post,” McCormack said. “I like to play hard in the paint. I rebound and play hard. I’ve improved my stamina since I’ve gotten to Oak Hill; I’ve dropped 15 pounds and my conditioning has gotten much better.”
The four-star prospect holds a long list of offers and mentioned four of the programs recruiting him the hardest.
“I talk often to Louisville, Texas, Kansas and Miami and there’s a lot of other schools recruiting me and that are jumping into the recruiting process now,” McCormack said, before breaking down what he likes about each program.
Louisville: “I like the way they condition their bigs. I’m going through the process right now of dropping weight. I don’t think they have a true five like me.”
Texas: “They have one of the best bigs in the Big 12. Shaka (Smart) definitely knows how to develop players really well – not just bigs but guards – and that’s what I need.”
Kansas: “Unfortunately Udoka (Azubuike) got injured but the way they used him is the way I like to play as a big man.”
Miami: “Coach (Jim) Larranaga is a great coach. I like the way he coaches his bigs and how he lets his bigs shoot, which is something I’m developing now.”
McCormack says that location won’t play a role in his decision, although he does have an idea of what he’ll be looking for in a school.
“Definitely not,” he said. “Of course my family wants me to be close to home so they can see me all the time but whichever school provides the best opportunity for me, that’s where I’m going to go.
“I want a great relationship with the coaches, how they develop and use their bigs, how much touches they get and unselfish guards.”