Cali 4-star prep QB Tanner McKee talks recruiting and the Elite 11 inivite

Corona (California) Centennial quarterback Tanner McKee, a Nebraska quarterback prospect, talks about the latest in his recruitment and the Elite 11 invite.

Corona (California) Centennial quarterback Tanner McKee has a double-digit offer list. If he continues on the current path – he might nearly have his pick of schools.

On Sunday, in what he called “cold” conditions, McKee earned an invite to the Elite 11, after winning the quarterback MVP at the Opening in Houston.

“It felt good all day,” said McKee. “It was cold out there so I wasn't sure how that would affect things. Throwing to receivers you have never seen before is a challenge as well because you don't know exactly how they run their routes. It all worked out fine. I connected with a few guys early and we developed some good chemistry.”

Described as a “gamer” by national recruiting analyst Greg Biggins, Mckee was confident heading into the day. 

“I knew if I stayed relaxed and just had fun, I would have a decent chance,” said McKee. “The receivers work hard to get separation and get open so it is my job to reward them with a good ball. I feel like I did those things pretty well and was fortunate enough to get the invite.”

McKee saw a heavy stream of coaches come through his school in December and January. In the last month, he has received offers from Georgia, Missouri and North Carolina.

“I visited Houston on Saturday. I do have a few unofficial trips planned for spring as well,” said McKee. “I want to see schools I haven't seen before. I will be visiting Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Duke Blue at the end of March. Then in April sometime I will visit Louisville, Tennessee, and BYU.”

One school McKee has already visited is Nebraska. In a previous story, the junior indicated he would “probably” take an official visit in the fall. Have things changed? 

“It's a big choice and I want make sure I choose the school that fits me best,” said McKee, when asked if he would be hoping to take officials, or shut down his recruiting before the season. “I want to take officials.”

According to, in 13 games McKee threw for just over 3,500 yards and 36 touchdowns to just eight interceptions – hitting on nearly 72 percent of his throws.

McKee ranks pretty high on the Huskers board at the moment at the quarterback spot – with multiple offerees already pledging their services elsewhere.

The last two recruiting cycles, Nebraska has landed a four-star quarterback out of Cali. Will McKee be the next?

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