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"Coach [Wayne] Brumm (SYF Players) said his phone was blowing up," McGary recalled. "I said my bad. I'm definitely staying in the Class of 2012."
Because of the media blitz caused by the early offer, what was lost in the shuffle was the fact that McGary had a very good visit to the defending national champions.
"It was good," he said. "I like coach [Jim] Calhoun a lot."
But like Omar Calhoun (Brooklyn, N.Y./Christ the King) before him, and plenty of other Husky recruits along the way, McGary says that Calhoun's future will be a key factor in UConn's chances of landing a commitment from him.
"He says he's going to be around but who knows," McGary said.
McGary isn't the only blue chip big man the Huskies are involved with in the Class of 2012. They are also presumed to be one of the leaders for Andre Drummond (Middletown, Conn./St. Thomas More), the top ranked prospect in the ESPNU 100, and the potential for a Drummond/McGary frontline may be just enough to keep Calhoun in Storrs for a few more years.
"A lot of people talk about it," McGary said of the possibility of him and Drummond playing side by side. "But I've never talked to him like that. I don't know him that well."