Doylestown (Pa.) Central Bucks South offensive lineman Dave McClain is looking at five schools following his de-commitment from Maryland earlier this month. A 6-foot-4, 320-pound guard, McClain is waiting on new offers to come in after making an early commitment to the Terps in February.
“The decision to de-commit from Maryland was a mutual decision by both parties involved,” explained McClain. “There are no hard feelings on either side, it was just the best decision for all involved. That’s the extent of what I’ll comment on that matter.”
Moving on, McClain is looking at several schools such as Michigan State, Notre Dame, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia Tech.
“I really like the ACC and Virginia Tech,” admitted McClain. “But, I’m open to anyone right now. My top three if I had to choose would be Tech, Michigan State, and Notre Dame. I’m trying to get my film out to a bunch of schools right now, and hopefully will have a few offers to choose from.”
McClain had been working out with former Hokie Vaughn Hebron this off-season, giving rise to his interest in Virginia Tech.
“He really turned me on to what they have to offer,” said McClain. “They play in a great conference and it would be nice to block for a playmaker like Marcus Vick. Tech also puts a lot of guys in the NFL. Between that and the marketability of the conference, it’s a good fit for me.”
McClain will graduate in December, so a decision will come sometime before the end of the calendar year. He will wait to see what offers come in before lining up official visits, but does plan to visit Blacksburg on an unofficial visit when the Hokies host Maryland next month.