Two lead the way for Mike Gee

All-American candidate Mike Gee, a talented defensive end from New Jersey who has recently changed high schools and currently holds over 20 scholarship offers, spoke to about his decision to change schools.

With more than 20 scholarship offers, New Jersey prospect Mike Gee has become one of the nation's most sought after defensive ends and he recently spoke with Inside the Ville about a couple of recent major decisions.

The 6-foot-2, 245-pound Gee recently made the decision to change high schools for his senior season, leaving Queen of Peace and enrolling at Dwight Morrow in Englewood, New Jersey.

"The reason for the change in my school has to do with a situation with some classes I need," Gee explained. "I need to re-do some freshman classes and I couldn't do that at the school I was at, so this will help me. It's worth it because the classes are the most important thing right now."

With his coursework now a priority, Gee will likely become even more of a hot prospect. Programs like Boston College, Iowa, Louisville, Nebraska, Rutgers, Virginia and Virginia Tech have already extended scholarship offers, but Gee told Inside the Ville that he has recently reduced his list of schools to two.

"I just cut it down," Gee said of his list of favorites. "I like Louisville and Virginia. It's probably just those two right now."

So what is it that seperates the Cardinals and Cavaliers?

"I've known one of the coaches at Virginia since I was a freshman, so that's pretty big," he said. "Louisville is a top ten team and I hear nothing but great things about it. Having Darrius [Mann] and Brian [Roche] there definately helps."

Gee, who has recorded 90 tackles and 10.5 sacks over the past two seasons, despite missing a number of games his junior year due to transfer rules, said that he also spoke with U of L assistant Kevin Wolthausen recently.

"Coach Wolthausen called me two weeks ago," he explained. "We talked about defense and he was telling how they use their defensive ends there. He asked me come down for their camp."

While he likely won't be attending any camps during June, he does hope to visit a few schools.

"I want to visit some schools and get a feel of each place and get to know the coaches better," Gee said. "Louisville and Virginia are definately on that list."

Gee also said that an early commit could happen.

"I could see myself doing it early," he said. "It's a good possibility that I could do before the season starts."

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