WR Getting Major Offers

Plantation's Cedric McGee will do anything to help his team. That includes playing tight end, something he was asked to do last season. "I've been playing ball since I was eight and I'm a receiver," McGee said.

"Last year we really didn't have a guy who could play tight end so I helped fill in. I told the coaches that whatever they need me to do, I'll do it."

McGee, 6-1 and 180 pounds, finished last season with 22 receptions for 450 yards and four touchdowns. Now he's gearing up for what he hopes will be a big senior year.

"Our team has been working out real hard together," he said. "We already lifted today. In the afternoons, I go work out with a personal trainer. It's tight because there are some NFL guys out there working out with me. We work on speed, footwork, stuff like that. He has a ball machine out there and he feeds me a lot of balls. I get a lot of practice just running and catching and stuff like that."

The talented receiver said he prefers playing receiver anyway.

"At receiver, I can use my size to my advantage," he said. "Most cornerbacks are about 5-10 or 5-11 so I have the advantage and plus I can run."

Speaking of running, McGee ran on Plantation's track team as a junior in the spring. He high-jumped 6-0 at districts, long-jumped 18-10, and triple jumped 41-03. That's another reason why he's such a major prospect at wide receiver.

"I went to NC State's camp and they told me I was the best receiver up there," he said. "I had to show 'em a few things. A lot of schools have sent me an offer already -- them, Florida, Pittsburgh, Florida State, Oklahoma State, Rutgers, and Connecticut are some of the ones I remember. Hopefully Miami will too."

Speaking of the Hurricanes, McGee said he spoke to UM coach Larry Coker during the spring.

"He actually came out to see one of our practices during May," he said. "We've talked before. He said they usually don't offer wide receivers too early and said they're real interested in me. He said they'll be watching me closely this season. He said they like having big receivers so my size will be an advantage."

McGee said while he has nearly a dozen written scholarship offers, three schools really stand out on his list of favorites right now.

"My top three in no real order would be NC State, Miami, and Florida State," he said. "I really liked it at NC State. Florida State is a great program and they offered and everything. UM is UM. What can I say? I just gotta show them I can do it."

The rising senior said depth charts won't factor into his decision.

"By the time I get to college, most of the other receivers will be freshmen and sophomores anyway," he said. "It'll be a lot of young guys who are still looking to prove something just like me. Then we'll all be competing. That's how I see it."

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