Eddie McGee is fully aware that Isiah Williams, one of the nation's elite quarterback prospects in committed to Illinois but he couldn't pass up everything the University had to offer.
"I've never been afraid of competition," McGee said. "Illinois has my intended major (Physical Therapy) and I hit it off with the coaches at Illinois.
"Coach (Mike) Locksley is from Washington D.C. and the quarterbacks coach at Illinois (Ed Zaunbrecher) coached Byron Leftwich. Illinois has the type of offense that fits my game."
McGee, a 6-foot-4, 190-pound gunslinger, from Woodson High in Washington D.C. has a strong arm and very good quickness. He passed for 2,300 yards and rushed for 400 yards this season.
McGee is up for Gatorade Player of the Year honors and plans on visiting the Fighting Illini the weekend of December 2nd. He chose Illinois over Temple, Akron and Rutgers.
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