Five-star offensive lineman KC McDermott has only been committed to the University of Miami since April, but already he has made an epic mark in the school's legacy of "swag."
McDermott was also heavily recruited by Ohio State and their megalomanic coach Urban Meyer. Saying "no" to Meyer appears to be one of the highlights of McDermott's life so far, and he took glee in his rejection in in a recent interview with Bleacher Report.
"The Urban Meyer thing was just funny to me," said McDermott. "He came to my school a week after I told his assistant that I wasn't even interested in them. I told him no to his face, and it's got to be one of the top five reactions of someone ever. His facial expression was just so funny. My coach was tearing up and had to go in his office to laugh."
So what exactly was that facial expression?
"More like the state of shock where the guy has literally never been told no in his life," McDemott elaborated. "It literally looked like a kid the first time you tell him 'no, you can't do something.' It looked like he was a baby about to cry. It was so funny."
The swag is strong with this one.
Though, it's not like any other teams really ever had a chance of scooping him up.
"My room was painted Hurricane colors," he told the site. "I had a Hurricane bed cover. Everything that I loved was Miami Hurricanes."
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