Five-star big man Mitch McGary has had a breakout spring and an explosion in his recruitment. One school in particular is putting on the full court press to land him, but there are also a few premier programs poised to make a push for McGary.
At this point, McGary is wide open in his recruitment with scholarship offers from all over the country. Out of all of them, Maryland is the one school that stands apart in their recruiting effort to land the 6-foot-10, 250-pound post player out of Wolfeboro (N.H.) Brewster Academy.
"Without a doubt Maryland stands out as recruiting me the hardest," McGary told Rivals.com. "Coach Bino (Ranson) is relentless and is pressing me hard for a commitment. He is a great guy and I love him, but I'm not ready yet."
Planning to formulate a school list after July, McGary rattled off an offer list including Connecticut, Indiana, Purdue, Marquette, Illinois, Xavier, Cincinnati, Miami, Florida, Florida State, Texas, Arizona, Maryland, West Virginia and Oregon State.
Out of that list he has visited Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Marquette, Maryland and Purdue. He has also visited Kansas although they have not yet offered.
National powers out of the ACC- Duke and North Carolina- are also involved with McGary.
"They are saying that they want to get me on campus before they offer," he said. "I think they are going to offer, but it hasn't happened yet."
Primarily dealing with assistant coaches at this stage in his recruitment, McGary will have the attention of head coaches once they see him play in July. There are a few head coaches, however, who have been involved directly with McGary.
"I've talked to Coach Donovan a bunch," he said. "Coach Miller at Arizona has reached out to me. And Coach K has called a bunch, but I just haven't been able to get back in touch with him."
Having a strong bond with the head coach will be a key component for McGary when it does come time to make a decision.
"The playing time situation will be important, and I want to have a great relationship with the head coach," he said. "Geography isn't an issue. I'll play anywhere."
McGary is the No. 5 ranked prospect in the Rivals150.