McLain, a 6-7 small forward, visited Al Skinner's bunch two weeks ago and was ticketed to trip to Virginia this weekend. However, a mid-week commitment from Adrian Joseph paved the way for McLain's pledge to Boston College.
After averaging 12 points as a junior, McLain really stepped onto the national scene and announced his presence with a bang when he drilled 3s at Nike and showed the potential to play high-major player.
"For those who haven't seen him play since last season, they're going to be surprised," said Jim Rocco, McLain's high school coach told the Pittsburgh Post Gazette. "He's a completely different player. He plays harder, he's gotten stronger and his perimeter skills have just skyrocketed."
The Eagles landed a prospect who will enter college with his skill package peaking and that's an important trait.