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March 25, 2013
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With two big visits coming up to Notre Dame and Miami this week, K.C. McDermott made sure he got the week off to a great start by being named the offensive line MVP of the Rivals Camp Series, presented by Under Armour, this past weekend in Orlando.
The 6-foot-6, 285-pound junior from Palm Beach Central also secured an invite to the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge this summer.
"I think I was named it (MVP) because of my work ethic and my performance in the 1-on-1's," said the four-star lineman who is considered one of the top three offensive tackles in the country for the Class of 2014. "It's exciting (invite) and definitely an honor."
McDermott, who can bench press 380 pounds and squat 500, loves the game of football, which he states he has been playing since the age of six.
"It's something I look forward to every day," he added. "I like to work out and be part of a team, and lead a team. I love to win."
Although he needs to improve his footwork, McDermott said that he feels his strengths are his 'size, aggression and tough attitude.'
Up next will be a trip to Notre Dame on Tuesday and Wednesday, followed by a trip to Miami, and then possibly a decision. McDermott, who plans on graduating from high school this fall and enroll in college in January, has both programs at the top of his list for good reason.
McDermott's oldest brother, Tyler, is a graduate assistant at Notre Dame, and his other brother, Shane, is the starting center for the Hurricanes.
But K.C. was quick to note that 'my brothers have nothing to do with me liking either school.'
Maybe not, but it couldn't hurt.