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McGhee weighing options

Parkway defensive tackle Antonio McGhee, a one-time Louisiana Tech and Tulane commit, gives the latest on his recruitment...

Antonio McGhee held a pocketful of BCS offers early during his recruitment.

At one point, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, South Carolina, Oregon State were among the programs heavily-pursuing the Bossier City defensive tackle.

McGhee committed to Louisiana Tech in early June 2012 but switched his verbal to Tulane a couple of weeks later. In September, McGhee opted to open things up with Tech once again perched in the driver's seat.

"I was supposed to end up at Tech, but then their staff left for Cal," he said. "Coach (Skip) Holtz said Tech would honor the commitments from the previous staff. They weren't looking for any more defensive tackles, though.

"Some real big offers fell off for me. I think some schools were turned off when I committed and de-committed a couple of times. While it's nice to have that big-school label, I'm going to ball out where I go."

McGhee does have options.

"I have offers from McNeese State and Northwestern State," he said, "and I'm visiting the Cajuns in Lafayette on February 1st. Coach (Marquase) Lovings is recruiting me for UL. They haven't offered because they're waiting to see where other defensive tackles commit first.

"The Cajuns have a real good football team. I hope it works out there. I visited McNeese last weekend and was real impressed. It's a nice city that I'd never visited. And Northwestern is on the rise."

It appeared for awhile that Tulane might re-enter the fray with McGhee.

"I was supposed to visit but things fell through," he said.

The Green Wave's final defensive tackle spot was locked up over the weekend by Scotlandville's Tanzel Smart.

McGhee, the nation's 115th-ranked senior DT, was coached at Parkway by David Feaster.