"I went to Miami for one of their camps this summer and it was great," said K.C. McDermott. "I ran the 40 yard dash and I did good enough to get Coach [Al] Golden to come over and talk to me.
"I like their coaches because they do not care about what size the offensive linemen are, they just want guys that are aggressive. I was told I was the top offensive lineman and that felt great. I thought I did pretty well that day."
Getting attention from the UM coaches meant a lot to this rising sophomore.
His older brother Shane McDermott is currently at Miami playing football, but K.C.'s interest in UM goes much deeper than that.
"I have always just loved Miami. It is about an hour from home, so it is close by. It is about 20 minutes from fishing, it is close to the beach, it is like my home away from home, and it has everything I want in a school. My brother went there because it had what he wanted and it has what I want too."
The Canes hold a substantial lead for McDermott at this time over other schools including South Florida.
The Bulls were the first school to offer the 6-foot-6, 270 pound offensive lineman out of Wellington (FL) Palm Beach Central, but he is not too concerned with that at this time.
"I know offers right now cannot be official for me, so I am not thinking too much about offers right now," he said. "The USF coaches told me that they'd really like to have me and that was nice to hear.
"I thought I had a good day at the Skip Holtz Big Man Camp and I really loved the camp. I liked Coach [Larry] Scott's enthusiasm and I liked how the coaches really focused on technique. I am big on technique too. It was an all-around good camp."
Other than the Bulls and Hurricanes, schools like Kansas, Kentucky, Marshall, and Oregon are showing McDermott attention.
This 2014 offensive lineman looks to be one of the top underclassmen in South Florida at this time and he will likely add many more verbal offers to his list in the coming years.
Stay tuned to Scout to see if anyone can catch UM between now and Signing Day 2014.