4-star CB proved he belonged among the elite

Brandon McGee's high school career came to a close in San Antonio at the U.S. Army All-American game. He talked to CanesTime.com about the opportunity of squaring off against some of the nation's elite players, starting at Miami next week, early playing time, and much more.

"It was a great experience," Brandon McGee said of the US Army All-American Game he played in earlier this month. "It was great to go out there and be able to compete with some of the nation's best. The best part was just the competition out there. We were all going after each other and pushing each other."

McGee, who graduated high school early, will officially begin at the University of Miami on January 20th.

"I am really excited to get started and start Spring Practice. I know there will be a lot of great competition and I cannot wait to get to Miami and join everybody in workouts and get better every day."

Scout's 10th ranked corner talked about the opportunity of getting early playing time at Miami.

"I am excited, but at the same time I know I will not get anything handed ot me. If I do not paly well I will not get to play early. So I cannot worry about the depth chart. I just have to focus on being the best player I can be."

The 6 foot, 180 pound corner has had a busy year. In addition to participating in the Army game, he represented south Florida in a 7-on7 flag football tournament, led Plantation to a successful season, and did all this while dealing with the recruiting process.

"It has really been a blessing. It has been a great year. I am thankful to everyone that has helped me get to this point and given me these opportunities. I thank my coaches and my family."

The Plantation High standout has been making a transition to playing corner back throughout the year. He talked about how that conversion has been coming along.

"I would not say it has been easy, but it has happened faster than a lot of people thought it would," McGee said. "I think I have really come along quickly at corner back. I like to play it with an offensive mentality and bring my skills on offense to defense."

McGee who was a quarterback his first three years of high school talked about what the hardest part of switching to corner has been.

"The hardest part is adjusting to what receivers do. On offense, you can control what happens. On defense, you need to react to the offensive players."

The 4-star corner back he belonged with the nation's elite with a strong week in San Antonio. He talked about why Miami fans should be excited about him as a player.

"I am a very competitive player," said McGee. "I like to talk and get in your face. I want to be the best and I will compete to become that."

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