The Georgetown Hoyas are apparently not satisfied with just getting one commit this weekend. No, head coach Patrick Ewing and his staff can celebrate the fact that they got two. Class of 2018 guard Mac McClung of Gate City, Virginia committed to the Hoyas on Sunday afternoon. Ron Bailey of HoyaReport.com reported the news of McClung’s commitment.
As Bailey notes, McClung took an official visit to Georgetown this weekend. Obviously, he was impressed enough to make the Hoyas his program of choice. He joins 4-star forward Josh LeBlanc in the Hoyas’ 2018 class, as LeBlanc committed back on Friday. Grayson Carter is the third member of this class, as he made his pledge back in September.
McClung is a former Rutgers Scarlet Knights commit. After decommitting recently, Georgetown made him a serious priority. They took an in-home visit to see him just last week, as he noted on Twitter. Also this week, fellow Big East rep Seton Hall offered him. Unfortunately, Kevin Willard and his staff in South Orange will have to look elsewhere for class of 2018 guards now that McClung is off the board.
Mac is an exceptional athlete for his size and stature (6-foot-2, 175 lbs.). He should be able to be a fine addition to the Hoyas when he suits up next fall. Hoya fans will hope that he brings what he’s capable of when he eventually takes the floor. He’ll join a backcourt featuring Jagan Mosely, Kaleb Johnson and Jahvon Blair. There will certainly be opportunities for him to earn playing time with how thin the backcourt looks right now.
Mac McClung ranks 250th overall in the nation in the class of 2018. He ranks 44th among all point guards in the country and eighth in the state of Virginia. The commonwealth is obviously loaded with talent in 2018, with the likes of Keldon Johnson, Kansas commit David McCormack, Villanova commit Brandon Slater and Princeton commit Jaelin Llewellyn to name a few. He’s in good company inside the Top 10, to say the very least.
Georgetown’s recruiting class in 2018 remains third in the Big East Conference after McClung’s commitment. But perhaps more importantly, they’ve now jumped in the Top 30 nationally. The Hoyas have the 28th ranked class in the country with their most recent addition.
Ewing has two open spots left in this cycle, and the Hoyas are still hot on Javian Fleming’s tail. Fleming is deciding between Georgetown and the Alabama Crimson Tide. If they land him, they are projected to leapfrog Villanova and go up to 2nd in the 2018 Big East recruiting rankings. Assuming all things hold, they would also rank 24th in the country.