McGill, a 6-foot-2, 297-pound defensive tackle from Virginia Beach (Va.) Ocean Lakes, verbally committed to Maryland in mid-November. This past Sunday, though, his pledge was voided.
"They actually took the offer back due to a past injury," McGill said. "Honestly, I've had this injury for a while and I got it looked at and my doctors told me that I've had this injury for so long that there's no need to get surgery on it. But Maryland and I didn't see eye-to-eye on it."
McGill tore his posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) in his knee during his sophomore season. He hasn't missed a single game since sustaining the injury. That ironman streak includes 15 games from Ocean Lakes' title run this past season where it went undefeated until losing in the VHSL 6 Championship Game.
McGill ended his senior season with 115 tackles, including 23 for a loss and 12 sacks, and two forced fumbles.
UNC assistant coach Randy Jordan, who recruits the Tidewater Area, was one of the first coaches to contact McGill following his de-commitment.
"He told me that they have one [defensive tackle] who is committed to another school and a [defensive tackle] in JuCo [that they're looking at]," McGill said. "If things don't go right [with those two], I should have an offer there."
According to McGill, East Carolina, Old Dominion, and Temple have put scholarship offers on the table.
McGill is no stranger to UNC. He attended the football game against Louisville in '11 and a junior day almost a year ago, and then camped in Chapel Hill last summer.
"I feel good about North Carolina," McGill said. "It's a good place. I like the coaches and the system a lot."
Heading into his official visit schedule, McGill doesn't claim a leader. He says that after the Maryland debacle he'll likely wait until Signing Day to make his collegiate decision.