To many of the people who follow recruiting, the name David McClain may not be a familiar one. The big lineman out of Doylestown, PA initially committed to Maryland before decommitting a few months ago and re-opening his recruitment. Since doing so, he has attracted the attention of numerous programs. Some of the programs are Louisville, Purdue, Rutgers, Arkansas, LSU, Tennessee, Pittsburgh, WVU, Marshall, Temple and Virginia Tech. Of those programs Purdue, Louisville, Marshall, Temple and Rutgers have offered scholarships. Over the past few months, David has either taken an official or unofficial visit to the schools listed above.
McClain is a 6'5"-321lbs interior offensive lineman, who excels in the run game and plays with great intensity. All of these attributes are attractive to college recruiters. However, the fact that he will be graduating high school in January and enrolling into college the same month have college recruiters very interested. As a result, the McClain family has taken an aggressive approach to his recruitment by paying unofficial or official visits to schools over the past three months. This has placed a lot of pressure on making a quick decision. Due to the January deadline, a decision will be made on or around Christmas.
Unless Tennessee provides a late offer, McClain will make a decision between Purdue, Louisville, Marshall, Temple and Rutgers. Among the schools, he does not have a favorite. However, his mother did state that one thing I will say about the coaches, they are "all very, very, nice people. Coach Schiano and Coach McNulty from Rutgers have been extremely nice to David." Regarding a possible Tennessee offer, his mother stated that "they have some instate guys that they have already offered and are waiting to see what they do first". Therefore, a Tennessee offer maybe unlikely before McClain's scheduled decision. As a result, A decision will probably be made between Purdue, Louisville, and Rutgers.
On the weekend of December 17th, McClain will visit the campus of Rutgers University. McClain will be accompanied by his father and brother. Since his mother attended all of his other visits, she will not accompany him on this one. This will be his final visit before making a decision.
Once a decision is made, we will provide it to you.
Donald "Big Dog"
Mike and the Big Dog LLC