McGee Learns About UNC

Brandon McGee made his first out-of-state unofficial visits last week. North Carolina was the first stop for the 5-foot-11, 186-pound cornerback from Plantation (Fla.).

"The trip was pretty cool. I got a chance to get acquainted with all the coaches, see the whole campus, and see all the facilities and everything," he said.

Accompanied by his parents, McGee arrived in Chapel Hill on Monday morning. They left UNC on Tuesday evening and headed to Knoxville for an unofficial trip to Tennessee.

During McGee's UNC stay, the coaching staff was hosting its three-day camp. McGee, though, did not participate.

"I really just was learning about North Carolina," McGee said. "I was just seeing the campus and everything. I hung out with some of the players."

McGee received a tour of the campus and even ventured around the area on his own.

"I was definitely impressed by the campus," McGee said. "Chapel Hill definitely had a college feel to it."

John Blake, who serves as McGee's primary recruiter, spent the most time with McGee and his parents.

"Really he just talked about how I can contribute to the North Carolina program and coming in as a freshman and being able to make an impact," McGee said.

McGee also received an opportunity to watch Everett Withers, UNC's defensive coordinator, coach the defensive backs during the camp and "talk a little football with him."

"I definitely think Coach Withers has a lot of experience in what he is doing," McGee said. "He was with the Tennessee Titans before he came to North Carolina. Getting a chance to talk to him, I definitely feel comfortable with him as a position coach."

On Tuesday, McGee and his parents sat down with Butch Davis in his office.

"Just basically [he spoke about] North Carolina and how they just got a new staff in and everything," McGee said. "He was telling me their need at corner. He mostly talked to my parents so that my parents would get a feel for the coaching staff."

UNC made a strong case to be in serious contention for McGee leading up to his December decision.

"There's really no set list of favorite schools, but I was definitely impressed by North Carolina," McGee said. "They left a good impression on me."

McGee, who will graduate high school early and enroll in college in January, says he could announce a top five by the end of the summer or might wait until early December.

"I'm definitely looking for stability in the program as far as coaching staff, and I'm looking for a chance to go in and play early," he said. "I'm definitely looking for the camaraderie in the team – how the team gets along. I definitely have to feel comfortable with the coaching staff and the college that I go to because I have to spend the next three, four years of my life there."

McGee has received over 30 scholarship offers. Alabama, Florida, Florida State LSU, Michigan, Mississippi, Notre Dame, Ohio State, and USC are included among the offering schools.

He has an unofficial visit to Mississippi scheduled for late July.

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