The Arizona coaching staff has been in constant contact with McGee and have big plans for the 6-foot-2 signal caller Fresno (Calif.) Edison.
"I'm in touch with the coaches pretty much every week," McGee said. "Coach Kirelawich is my lead recruiter and he and the other coaches tell me that playing time is wide open at the quarterback position.
"Obviously Scott is gone and a couple other recruits are coming in my class, but nothing is being promised."
McGee has no regrets choosing Arizona and is happy that the coaching staff has remained honest with him.
"The reason I chose Arizona is because the coaches were completely upfront with me," he said. "Nothing was promised, but at the same time they said the best player will start, regardless of class, and that is all I needed to hear.
"That is why it's important for me to get down there as soon as possible, because I don't want the others getting a leg up on me."
In the meantime, McGee is making sure he focuses on academics.
"Everything looks good with my academics," McGee said. "I've been putting in the time in the classroom and I'm happy with the progress I've made over the past year or so.
"Getting good grades is just as important as getting better on the football field and I'm treating my studies that way."
McGee already has an idea of what he will study in college.
"I want to get a double major with something involving computers and math," McGee said. "Those two things are subjects that go together and would provide a nice backup plan for me if football doesn't work out."