Kendall Gregory-McGhee Close To a Decision

Kendall Gregory-McGhee, a 6-foot-4, 220-pound tight end/defensive end from Aurora (CO) Cherokee Trail who visited Minnesota for the Gophers' game versus Indiana, has led his team to a 5-2 start and they face Arapahoe (1-6) at home Friday for Senior Night. There has been speculation that Gregory-McGhee will make his college choice before the game.

Kendall Gregory-McGhee comes from a football family. His father, Kanavis McGhee, was an All-American linebacker as a member of Colorado's 1990 national championship team. His grandfather, Ben Gregory, was a running back at Nebraska and was named to the Cornhuskers' all-century team. His uncle, Morgan Gregory, played wide receiver for the Huskers. His half-brother, Davyon McGhee is currently a linebacker at Kansas State, and another half-brother, Jacory McGhee, played wide receiver as a freshman at Tyler Junior College last fall.

Cherokee Trail finished 12-1 last year, losing to Monarch in the Class 4A state semifinals, a team the Cougars beat 19-7 in their second game this season. Cherokee Trail, the Skyline League champion, had eight shutouts last year and has won five straight games after losing the first two contests of the season.

Gregory-McGhee finished with nine touchdown passes last season. He was named first-team all-league and all-city.

Gregory-McGhee received a scholarship offer from Minnesota in May and liked the team when GoldenSports.Net talked to him recently.

"They are an up-and-coming program. They have good academics," he said. "I know that I like the coaches and the coaching staff. They are really friendly and know what they are doing. They are trying to get their program turned around and try to make something happen."

Gregory-McGhee has been hearing from Colorado, Arizona State and UNLV.

Gregory-McGhee also plays basketball and runs track. He high-jumped 6-foot-3, triple-jumped 42-foot-5 and long-jumped 21 feet. The basketball team went to the Elite Eight and were 25-1 as he averaged four points and eight rebounds.


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