I spoke with McLaughlin recently and he gave me a list of schools that have been recruiting him.
McLaughlin said he has no leader and he's wide open right now. I asked him if he has a sense for which schools are recruiting him the hardest.
"UCLA, San Diego State and Arizona," said McLaughlin.
When asked about the factors that will influence his choice, McLaughlin said, "The style of play, the staff and how I fit into their system will be the main things. The location doesn't matter to me."
I asked McLaughlin if he has any schools in mind yet for official visits.
"I'll probably use the official visits on the East Coast schools," said McLaughlin. "Kansas, UConn and Indiana. I've been on unofficial visits to UCLA, USC and Arizona."
I asked McLaughlin if his parents have a preference when it comes to college.
"No, just wherever I'm happiest," said McLaughlin.
McLaughlin said he's not close to making a decision.
"I'm going to wait until my senior year," said McLaughlin.