Tanner McKee

Scout 100 QB Tanner McKee Recaps Weekend Visit to UCLA

After visiting several schools in the SEC/ACC a week ago, Corona (Calif.) Centennial quarterback Tanner McKee stayed closer to home for his recent unofficial visit.


Tanner McKee is one of the elite quarterbacks in the country with unlimited upside.

We've said it many times but it's rare to find a quarterback with his 6-6 frame who can mover around and make plays with his legs as well as deliver strikes all over the field.

He's a unique signal caller and has an equally unique recruitment as he'll be leaving for his Mormon Mission right after high school, so he could commit at any time and to any school, even if they have a QB committed, since the two would be two years apart by the time he returned from his Mission. 

Earlier in the month, McKee took several visits with stops at AlabamaAuburnBYUDukeGeorgia and North Carolina. This past weekend, McKee visited UCLA.

"UCLA was awesome, I loved it there," McKee said. "I was there for the Tom Lemming photo shoot and then spent a good five hours or so on campus. I watched their practice, ate lunch with Coach (Jedd) Fisch and then later on, i was able to talk with Coach (Jim) Mora. 

"There are a lot of pluses with UCLA. It's a pro-style offense, I would have a chance to get developed by coaches who have NFL experience and it's close toe home. They have already told me they're fine with me going on a Mission out of high school and I have no issue with them taking two quarterbacks in this class and neither do they so like I said, a lot of positives there."

McKee said Fisch made a very good impression on him.

"I had never met Coach Fisch before, this was first time for me," McKee said. "I really enjoyed talking with him, he has a lot of NFL experience and I like the offense he's installing there. I was already looking at UCLA but this visit definitely helped me and I'm considering them even more so now."

Next up for McK will be a visit to Texas (May 6) and that's all he has one the schedule at this point. As we mentioned, McKee's recruitment is unique and we won't be surprised if he takes a little longer to make his decision than most quarterbacks.

The majority of signal callers commit over the summer to lock in their spot but with McKee, he could take official visits in the fall and take as long as he needs since there really isn't a spot to lock in with his enrollment being part of the class of 2020.

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