Brewster's McGary to take six official visits

ESPN's Adam Finkelstein checks in today on his recruiting blog with Brewster Academy (N.H.) big man Mitch McGary, who will be taking six official visits this fall.

Wait, isn't a recruit only permitted five such visits? Finkelstein explains:

With McGary set to take an official visit to Michigan's campus this weekend and consecutive trips to North Carolina and Duke scheduled for the following weekend, it appeared as if he would only have two official visits left to choose between Kentucky, Maryland and Florida.

Turns out that's not necessarily the case.

Because McGary was a senior in 2010-2011, and will be a post-graduate this year, it will be possible for him to visit all six schools officially this fall if he so chooses.

According to Brewster Academy coach Jason Smith, McGary's upcoming three official visits will all take place before Brewster begins classes and will technically fall under McGary's five allotted senior visits. That means he'll be eligible for five more official visits, as a post-graduate, as of Oct. 15. In other words it's very possible that McGary takes official visits to all six schools on his final list between now and November's early signing period.

The only downside for Kentucky, Florida and Maryland is that they're now in a holding pattern, hoping McGary doesn't fall in love on any of his first three visits, and having to wait until at least Oct. 15 to have him on campus.

That makes it especially difficult if Kentucky was hoping to add McGary to an already star-studded list of recruits expected to attend their Big Blue Madness on Oct. 14 including Shabazz Muhammad (Las Vegas/Bishop Gorman), DaJuan Coleman (Dewitt, N.Y./Jamesville-DeWitt), Willie Cauley (Spearville, Kan./Olathe Northwest), Archie Goodwin (Little Rock, Ark./Sylvan Hills), Alex Poythress (Clarksville, Tenn./Northeast), T.J. Warren (Durham, N.C./Brewster Academy), among others.

As for the chances that McGary ultimately ends up seeing all six campuses officially, Smith said he expects that his star big man will, but admits it could change as he visits each school along the way.

For more recruiting updates on New England's top high school basketball talent, be sure to check out Finkelstein's ESPN blog as well as his New England Recruiting Report.