UNC Among McGee's Top Five

The Evaluation Period resulted in a North Carolina scholarship offer for Shaun McGee.

"Coach [Deke] Adams talked to my coaches before a spring practice," McGee said. "I talked to Coach Adams and [Larry Fedora] last week, and they offered. But Coach Adams and I have been keeping in contact sincee before then – since that spring practice.

"[Adams and Fedora] were just telling me that they offered me [and] what they saw me playing. They said that they like that I was quick, versatile, strong – they were saying all these good things about me."

Due to McGee's versatility, Adams sees McGee, a 6-foot-2, 225-pounder, playing either defensive end or Bandit in UNC's 4-2-5 defensive scheme. McGee has become accustomed to a similar role the past two seasons for Snellville (Ga.) Brookwood.

"Actually, I play everywhere at my high school," McGee said. "My primary position is defensive end. But if you look at my highlight tape, I'm never at the same part of the field. I guess that's what a lot of coaches like about me."

In total, 21 schools have offered McGee, including Alabama, Kentucky, Louisville, Michigan State, Mississippi, Mississippi State, and Virginia. Most are recruiting him as an outside linebacker/defensive end.

In addition to the offer, UNC's initial interest in McGee led to conversations between Adams and McGee's mother.

"My family is from [North Carolina] and growing up there that was always one of the schools that were well known," McGee said. "So we were happy when they offered me. My mom was always keeping in contact with them, because that was a school I was always considering and interested in."

McGee is more than just considering UNC. He says that if he had to name his top five favorite schools, UNC definitely would be on that list.

McGee's family is from Sanford, N.C and still has members living in both the Charlotte and Sanford areas. In spite of the proximity, McGee has yet to visit UNC's campus. He plans to change that soon.

"I plan on [visiting] in the near future," McGee said. "I don't have anything scheduled, but I'm trying to visit during the summer."

McGee camped at Alabama on Monday, where he earned a Crimson Tide scholarship offer, and will attend Florida's camp this coming weekend.

McGee's hope is to have his recruitment wrapped up by the end of the summer. His focus, while evaluating schools, is academics, the football program, the environment, and how he connects with the people within the program.

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