Duke hosted four star big man David McCormack for an unofficial visit over the summer and since that time the Blue Devils have kept in touch with the 6-foot-10, 280 pound prospect. As have several other programs.
“The most recent offers were South Carolina and Georgia Tech,” explained McCormack. “There are a lot of schools talking to me and coming in with interest like Missouri and Tulsa and a few others.”
Ranked as a top 50 overall player in the class of 2018, McCormack projects as a multi-year post player who could provide long term stability at the position for whichever program he chooses. And the idea of development and consistent improvement seems to be at the core of the Blue Devils’ early pitch. And that relationship is growing.
“[The communication] with Duke has been good. We’ve been growing a better relationship. I’ve been talking a lot more with Coach Scheyer and Coach Nolan. They check up on things to see how I’m doing. I’d say I talk with them via text or phone two or three times per week.”
And how have those conversations evolved?
“Everything has been about the same, really. We talk a lot about getting me back on campus, and hopefully coming to see a game. They ask about how my game is developing, and stuff like that.”
Currently McCormack is without a Duke offer, and it is unlikely one will come without head coach Mike Krzyzewski seeing the four star big man in action in person. It’s something the prospect is aware of, but he also acknowledges there’s a lot of time.
“We haven’t really talked about [Krzyzewski visiting] directly at this point. I’d be truly grateful if they wanted to offer me, just like I’m grateful for any school who offers. I’m just going to take everything into consideration throughout the process with every school.”
In addition to Duke’s interest, McCormack reports offers from Baylor, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Miami, NC State, Villanova, and Virginia Tech.