Talk to anyone who follows football in the Maryland-DC area and they'll tell you there were few, if any, QB's better than HD Woodson's Edward McGee in 2004. His production last season has led to some impressive recruiting interest in 2005 and that will likely grow throughout the rest of the year.
McGee, 6-4, 195 pounds and boasting 4.7-second speed in the 40-yard dash, showed a big arm recently at the Scout.com combine held at Duke University. That came on the heels of a super junior campaign that saw him complete 97 of 152 passes (64%) for 1,528 yards and six touchdowns. McGee added 170 yards on the ground and an additional two scores in leading Woodson to a 7-5 record and Washington Post All-Metro honors.
Recruiting has recently picked up for the rising senior and he's now getting regular attention from schools like NC State, Syracuse, Temple, Maryland, Marshall and Virginia among others. To date, only Temple has offered but that will likely change over the coming months.
One school that's keeping a close eye on McGee is NC State and they've made their way on to his early top five list.
"Really, I'm trying to keep all my options open, but I really like NC State," said McGee. "They're supposed to be coming by the school this week. I also like Miami, Marshall, Maryland and Virginia."
McGee plans to camp at Maryland, Virginia, Syracuse and NC State over the summer. His trip to NC State will be a return visit as he's already seen the Pack once and he came away impressed with the Pack program.
"I really liked the coaches because they just seemed like regular people. They were down to earth and didn't seem like they were putting on a show. The facilities down there are really nice and I like that offense."
McGee plans to major in Engineering once he gets to college.