Every year, there are a few guys who see their recruitment absolutely skyrocket after the early signing period. Findlay Prep’s Gavin Schilling may have seen things pick up more than anyone in the country, but Canadian forward Mikyle McIntosh isn’t too far behind.
A product of Ro Russell’s legendary Grassroots Canada AAU program, McIntosh has been well known within recruiting circles for a while now. He played a national schedule at Christian Faith Center in North Carolina before moving to Burlington Christian Academy, and ultimately to his final destination of 22 Ft Academy in Kentucky. The 6’6 forward was always an explosive leaper who was a monster on the offensive glass, but has made significant strides in the skill department. Now a viable combo forward, McIntosh is able to take most power forwards off the dribble with his explosive first step and creative drives to the basket. Additionally, he has proven to be an above average passer and can take smaller defenders to the blocks to score out of the post. The versatility and level of productivity that he offers has made him one of the most buzzing players in the class of 2013 throughout the high school season.
With the late signing period less than two months away, McIntosh appears to be taking his time with the recruitment process. Mid-major schools from all over the country have already thrown offers out there, but BCS schools are going in hard. Mikyle has taken an official visit to UCLA, with visits to Oregon and Miami (FL) on the horizon. Alabama, Kentucky, Kansas, and Ohio State have reportedly been in to check him out lately, and based on the success of recent Ro Russell disciples, expect McIntosh to land at a high-major program when it’s all said and done.