Mitch McGary's decision totally up in the air 

October, 7, 2011
A few days ago, the recruitment of Mitch McGary (Chesterton, Ind./Brewster Academy) looked like it was coming to a conclusion. The information that came across my desk from multiple sources involved in his recruitment, pointed directly at the University of Michigan. I’ve been doing this a long time and when the talk heads in this direction, the outcome typically follows right on down the road. McGary’s recruitment is nothing, if not atypical.

Michigan, Duke, North Carolina and Florida would have to be considered viable options. You hear less regarding Maryland and Kentucky. Round and round we go, where McGary lands, no one knows. During the Recruiting Nation show Paul Biancardi nailed it. “The thing that is absolutely sure about Mitch McGary is that he’s unsure about where he wants to go.”

In every recruiting scenario there are different voices in a player’s ear. From the parents to the high school, AAU coach or trusted counselor, people are chatting him up. Sometimes those voices are not on the same page and when that happens, the best-laid plans don’t unfold the way some of those voices intended.