The teams competing for Macklin are the Clemson Tigers and Billy Donovan's Gators. Macklin, who has two years of eligibility remaining after sitting out a season, will visit the Gators beginning Thursday.
Should the visit go well, the Gators would then be in position to score a commitment from the former McDonald's All-American. As a sophomore, Macklin averaged 3.4 points and 2.1 rebounds. From the outside looking in, he never seemed like a strong fit for the Hoyas who also had a bevy of talented insiders.
In addition to Macklin, the Gators may also be strengthening themselves with Top 20 junior Deshawn Painter. Like Macklin, Painter played for Boo Williams and is a Tidewater area native. The Gators have been pursuing Painter for the past season.
Macklin is a graduate of Hargrave Military Academy and Painter will attend the school next season.