For arguably the #1 Center in the state of Florida, recruiting has been going well.
"I have written offers from FIU and Auburn. Our family likes Auburn
a lot. We have also visited some other schools and I have been getting a lot of
attention from Florida, Ole Miss, Northwestern, Duke, Wake Forest, Rutgers, UCF and USF".
And for him to receive this early attention is rightfully so - on tape, McDermott demonstrates exceptional footwork and speed.
"I pride myself in my footwork and my ability to reach the linebackers. My personal trainer and I have been working on further developing my speed and strength. On the other hand, the one weakness I would notice in my film is that as games progressed, I would start shooting out of my stance higher. Thus, endurance is something I want to improve on".
McDermott appears to have a busy off-season where he will attend the Nike Camp as well as the Scout All-American Camp at FAU. In addition, he is in the process of working out the dates for college camps, but some of the ones he is interested in include Florida, Auburn, Ole Miss, Wake Forest, UNC, and the D1 camp in South Florida.
The honor student states that he is looking for a nice mix of academics and
athletics in D1 schools. He is interested in Majoring in Exercise Physiology,
and finds that this will suit his passion in developing human bodies. "I
love the game of football. I love working out and creating strategies to develop
as a better competitor. Once this game has passed me by, I want to coach and/or
personal train, in order to help others reach their potential".