That time has come. At 6-foot-6 and 285 pounds, McDermott has become the state's most heavily recruited offensive line prospect in the Class of 2014 in Florida.
McDermott grew up following the Hurricanes. He watched his older brother, Shane, go through the recruiting process and sign with the Hurricanes a few years back. He then saw Shane become a sophomore starter for the Hurricanes last season. He's been to Miami a few times for unofficial visits, and seems to have developed a very strong relationship with the Hurricane coaches.
Notre Dame is another school that started actively recruiting him very early in the recruiting process. They have been very active in their efforts all along, and he always had some interest in them. That interest seemed to go way up when his brother, Tyler, was recently hired to become a graduate assistant on the Irish staff.
He now has connections at both schools. Since Shane is a junior and graduate assistant positions typically last for two seasons, he'd likely have a family connection at both schools for the next two seasons.
It's decision time now for the talented rising senior. All signs are pointing to Miami, especially considering how much early interest he had in the Canes and the relationships he's built along the way.
The entire recruiting world will know for sure around 2 pm tomorrow but our guess is that the state's premier offensive line prospect will decide to be a Miami Hurricane.