UM Making Late Push

There wasn't a better wide receiver anywhere in Florida this year than Plantation's Cedric McGee. The talented wideout finished with another big season. In 10 games, McGee had 29 receptions for 576 yards and eight touchdowns. He talked about his performance.

"It was alright," McGee said. "I wish I could have gotten some more opportunities in our bigger games, like against Northwestern. We came short of our goal and that made it tough."

McGee, 6-0 and 175 pounds, is the nephew of former UM great Michael Irvin. You can tell by the attitude.

"I feel like I'm the best one out there and I always wanna prove it," he said. "I'm playing in some all-star games to show what I can do. I don't think there's anyone out there who can stick me."

That confidence will carry over to the college level, where he talked about the competition he'll face.

"If I just go out there and work hard and do my thing, I'll be straight," he said. "I'm only gonna get better and I can't wait to prove to everyone what I can do."

The talented receiver, who is now playing basketball and will run track in the spring, says Dillard's Elijah Hodge was his top individual opponent this season.

"He's a great player," he said. "He's always around the ball and making plays. That's what he's always been known for."

McGee has continued getting lots of attention on the recruiting front, including things beginning to heat up some with the hometown Hurricanes.

"I haven't set them up yet but I'm gonna visit NC State, Florida State, and Tennessee," he said. "I'll probably visit UM too. NC State and Florida State have offered already. Tennessee and Miami are still evaluating me I guess."

McGee wasn't hearing much from UM early in the process but he says that's been changing lately.

"I'm starting to hear more from them lately," he said. "I just gotta go out and do my thing. I'm trying to get my SAT scores. I'm taking it again on the 4th and I'm taking (the ACT) on the 11th. Hopefully that'll help me out."

Some of McGee's other offers include Florida, Auburn, and Pittsburgh. He plans on taking his visits before making a decision.

"I know a lot of coaches are gonna be at the Dade/Broward game on January 17th," he said. "That'll be a chance to show people what's up. I'll take some visits and just go from there I guess."

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