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Four-Star QB Tanner McKee Has 'Awesome' UNC Visit

Tanner McKee's UNC visit included a two-hour meeting with Larry Fedora.

As part of a five-school southern swing, four-star quarterback Tanner McKee visited North Carolina over the weekend.

"It was awesome," McKee said of his visit to UNC. "I had a great time. I really enjoyed the visit and will definitely stay in touch with them. It felt good there and the coaches are great. They are very honest and upfront with me and I like that."

Before reaching Chapel Hill, McKee's travel schedule brought the 6-foot-6, 199-pound, Corona (Calif.) Centennial passer to Alabama, Auburn, Duke, and Georgia.

McKee will continue visiting schools this weekend, but will make the much shorter trip to UCLA. He's also scheduled to visit Texas the first weekend of May.

At this stage of his recruitment, McKee is remaining wide open.

"I'm taking my time for now," McKee said. "I want to be sure I make the right choice. I will probably narrow it down to eight to 10 schools over the summer."

BYU, where McKee's father played basketball, figures to provide the stiffest competition.

Although a member of the 2018 class, McKee won't enroll in his chosen school until he completes a two-year Mormon mission.

McKee spent all day Saturday at UNC, before heading back home. His stay included a two-hour meeting with Larry Fedora.

"We talked about everything," McKee said. "We talked about their offense and how I would fit their scheme. He talked about the culture there and how well they prepare and coach quarterbacks. He talked a lot about Mitch [Trubisky] and the path he took to get where he is. He talked about the work and commitment it takes to be successful at that level.

"I really enjoyed it. Coach Fedora is a great guy."

The visit began with breakfast with Keith Heckendorf, UNC's quarterbacks coach. Then the two watched film in Heckendorf's office.

"I never felt like Coach Heck was trying to sell me on anything," McKee said. "He was just helping me understand how UNC can help me develop into a better quarterback and person.

"The film study was good. It helped me understand how important it is to read coverages on offense and to know where to go with the ball."

Following the film session in Heckendorf's office, McKee was given a tour of the campus, including an in-depth look at the business school. He then had lunch with Heckendorf and offensive coordinator Chris Kapilovic, before his lengthy meeting with Fedora.

As a junior, McKee led Centennial to an 11-2 record. On the season, he completed 73-percent of his passes for 3,522 yards and 36 touchdowns, with just eight interceptions. He also rushed for 539 yards and 15 more scores.


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