Mike McGee of Columbus Brookhaven has a message for college coaches.
"People thought I was a senior," McGee said. "I was called by
an all-star game to play recently. I told him that I was a junior. I just want
to let all the coaches out there know the Brookhaven quarterback throwing to
Jeff Cumberland in their tapes was a
junior last year. "
McGee (6-1, 190) plays quarterback for Brookhaven, but he is an excellent athlete who could play multiple positions.
"I want to play quarterback but I will play receiver or safety," McGee said. "It doesn't matter. I am a team player and will do whatever the team needs me to do."
McGee camped this summer at Cincinnati, Eastern Michigan, and Ohio State. He also attended the scout.com combine.
McGee talked about his camp at Ohio State.
"I ran 4.5," he said. "I talked to the Joe Daniels. He said they were looking for athletes. I will play any position."
McGee has OSU at the top of his list right now.
"I am waiting to hear from Ohio State," he said. "That is where I want to go."
Grades will not be an issue for McGee wherever he winds up.
"I am already qualified with an 18 and a 3.4," he said. "I will take it again. I know a better score will help me with some schools."
Last year, McGee completed 106 of 238 attempts for 1,902 yards, with 22 touchdowns and only nine interceptions as his team took home the Division II state championship. This year, Brookhaven will be moving up to Division I and will face new challenges as they aim for another successful season.
"I am looking forward to the season," McGee said. "Having a player like Jeff Cumberland will help me be a better player, and we will be a better team.
Brookhaven boasts Division I prospects in McGee, Cumberland and offensive lineman Mark Jackson, and this year, they will face the team with the most D-I prospects in Ohio.
"We play Glenville in the second game of the year," McGee said. "It will be a double-header. St. Ignatius and Boardman play in the other game."