Cormac Coming on Strong
It was July of 2015 that Cormac Ryan landed his first division I scholarship offer from the University of Pennsylvania.
A year later, July of 2016 turned out to be the summer that he solidified himself as a priority high-major recruit.
Local ACC member, Boston College, proved to be ahead of the curve by offering the Milton Academy guard in March of his sophomore year. Rice and Davidson weren't far behind just a month later. In June, Ryan landed his first Big East offer as St. John's extended the invitation with DePaul and Tulane coming just days later.
George Mason offered early in the evaluation period but things have gone to an entirely new level in the last 48 hours.
After watching over the final week of the period, Indiana head coach Tom Crean offered on Tuesday as too did Northwestern, Florida and Stanford.
These latest offers are the culmination of a huge summer with the Middlesex Magic where Ryan showed not only the combination of size, skill and basketball I.Q. that makes him such a talented long-term prospect but the increasing ability to be able to take games over right now.
His continued development, and the consequent escalation in his recruitment, will be reflected in NERR's updated rankings which will be released in August.