"I knew it was going to be like this when he was fourteen years old and he came in. I told coaches he was going to be one of the better linemen in the state of Florida, so we kind of anticipated this. I'm real happy he made his decision."
Harris has coached McDermott for several years and believes Miami couldn't have made a better pickup.
"In my opinion, they're getting the best tackle in the United States of America. His potential is amazing, and he's scratching the surface of it. They're getting a hardworking kid, they're getting a kid who is a student athlete," Harris said.
"They're getting a mean, nasty football player, but a gentleman off the field."
Harris expects McDermott to not just bring his skills to the Hurricanes offensive line, but to elevate the game of the other o-linemen around him.
"He'll be in there just like (his brothers), he will know all the blocking assignments and he'll be helping out the other linemen with their blocking assignments too because he transfers his intelligence to the football field," Harris said.