Community High School (Richmond, VA) forward Travis McKie , one of the top 2010 class prospects in the country, was in Charlottesville on Saturday on an unofficial visit to the University of Virginia. The 6-6, 185-pound junior discussed his latest experience at UVa, reflected on several other recent visits and updated where his recruitment may go from here.
“It was a chance to see the campus again. I want to see all of the schools I’m considering more than once to try to get a good feel,” McKie said, recalling his visit to Virginia. “I saw a practice. It was a nice, hard practice. They worked a lot on skill stuff. I met with the strength coach again. I met with the academics head. It was nice to meet her to get a feel for how they run things there. I went to the UNC football game and got a feel for the fans. A lot of people I didn’t know knew me. One kid yelled out ‘ Travis McKie come to Virginia!’.”
Having now visited several times, how does the Richmond standout feel he fits in at UVa?
“I could definitely see myself going there,” said McKie. “It is a great place and the athletes have a lot of support there. A lot of kids in Richmond want to go there. Other schools I’m looking at are nice as well, so right now I’m just trying to even out the pluses and minuses.”
Virginia is not the only ACC program McKie has visited recently, as he has also been to Virginia Tech and Wake Forest. He has been officially offered by all three of these programs.
“Virginia Tech was nice. I got there late because me and my mom took the wrong highway,” McKie recalled. “We were about thirty minutes late, so I missed time to go play with the players. It was the first time I saw the basketball arena. I see why they have an advantage there. It is small and the fans are right on you. I got a feel for the place. I learned...
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