Scout 100 QB Tanner McKee Recaps Weekend Visits To Texas and Texas A&M

Corona (Calif.) Centennial quarterback Tanner McKee was in the Lone Star State over the weekend to check out Texas and Texas A&M.

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Tanner McKee has been all over the country this off-season taking unofficial visits and the talented signal caller was spent this past weekend checking out the Texas Longhorns  and  Texas A&M Aggies.

Texas is a school that has been on his short list for some time and McKee said the visit to Austin exceeded his expectations.

"I had a great visit, I really loved it there," McKee said. "The thing that stood out most was the family atmosphere. Everyone I met loves the Texas program and loves being a part of the staff. 

"The coaching staff was awesome. I spent the whole day with Coach (Tim) Beck (OC) and he's a great guy. Coach (Tom) Herman) was at a Big 12 meeting in Phoenix but I was able to face time him when I was there. I've actually done that a few times with him and he's a great guy and a great coach."

Style of offense and comfort level were a couple more pluses for McKee.

"I like the offense a lot, it's very similar to what we run at Centennial," McKee said. "It's more complex obviously but I think I would fit in really well in it. I really liked the campus and how friendly everyone was there.

"I had a strong comfort level the whole visit and the coaches really made me feel at home. I was able to meet a few of the players on the team as well and had lunch with Sam Ehlinger. He's a cool guy and said he loves it there like everyone else I met so like I said, it was a great visit."

Next up for McKee was a visit to College Station.

"Unfortunately we didn't have as much time at A&M but I still had a good time there," McKee said. "We there for about 2.5 hours before I had to catch a plane home but I was able to tour the campus and see the football facilities.

"The facilities were some of the best I've seen and I was able to spend some time with coach (Noel) Mazzone (OC) as well. I was able to see coach (Kevin) Sumlin (head coach), he was in Vegas for the fight but Coach Mazzone was good to be around and he offered me a scholarship while I was on campus so it was a good."

McKee said he will take one more visit before shutting things down a bit.

"I'm going to Arizona State at the end of the month and that will likely be it for me," McKee said. "Then I'll try and narrow my list of schools down and figure out where I'll take my official visits. The plan is to cut it to 10 in a month and then cut  things to five in the fall. I have a good idea of a few schools I'll visit but we'll see how things go, I'm still sorting that all out."

McKee plans to take his LDS (Mormon) mission right out high school so he will count as part of the class of 2020 when he eventually enrolls. It is a big reason he is able to take his official visits and has no timeframe for making a decision.

A few other schools McKee has visited previously that remain in the running include  Alabama,  BYU,  GeorgiaNorth Carolina,  UCLA  and  Washington


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