Brandon McGee [Plantation, Florida] is one of the top defensive back recruits in the nation, and he has the scholarship list to prove it. McGee has offers from schools like Florida, Ohio State, Tennessee and USC, and continues to add to his impressive list.
"Things are going great for me right now," McGee admitted. "I picked up two new offers this week with Illinois and Purdue offering me. I'm just training hard right now with my position coach. I'm working on getting better at the cornerback position, working on my drops and technique. I'm not running track right now because I want to learn this position. Before I stopped running track, I ran a 10.49 hundred. I'm in good shape and I'm excited to have a great senior season."
McGee, 6-foot and 180-pounds, is taking things in stride from a recruiting perspective, but knows he has some decisions to make in the near future. McGee earlier lost his mother to cancer, but promised her he would get a college degree. The time to choose a college is coming quickly, but McGee has a plan in mind.
"I know I have to start cutting some schools and getting down to a few favorites pretty soon," he explained. "I need to do that early this summer and I plan on narrowing down my list. I'm meeting with my guidance counselor so I will be able to graduate early. I want to graduate in December and be ready to enroll in college after the first of the year. I want to get my college career started early as possible. I have a lot of goals I want to achieve and I plan on starting school early to get going. I will probably announce my decision after my season ends."
McGee will be making an unofficial visit to Ohio State this coming weekend to check out the Buckeye spring football game.
"I've been looking forward to this visit since I booked my plane ticket," he said with a laugh. "I just want to see the campus and see what the city is like. I want to see the spring game and especially watch the defensive backs to see how they play. I will be focusing on the defensive backs the whole time. I will be spending time with Etienne Sabino and a few of the other Florida guys on the team. It should be a great trip and I'm looking forward to talking with the Ohio State coaches in person."
McGee speaks to the Buckeye staff often and admits he has formed a good relationship with the Ohio State staff.
"I talk with the Ohio State coaches all the time," McGee said. "Mostly I talk to coach [Paul] Haynes and coach [Luke] Fickell, but I've been talking to coach [Jim] Tressel a lot lately. Coach Tressel and I have a good relationship. He tells me how much he likes my film and how he thinks I'm a great athlete that can help Ohio State. I'll be glad to finally get up there to see exactly what the Ohio State program is all about."
"I'm pretty tight with all these guys," McGee stated. "Jaamal Berry [Miami Palmetto] was my roommate at the 7-on-7 tournament and we get along real well. I was really happy to see Ohio State offer him and Frankie Telfort [Miami Gulliver] last week. I text messaged both of them and congratulated them. They were both really happy to get offered by Ohio State. We've all talked about going to the same school, but that might be tough to make happen. I think it's cool to see Ohio State coming after all the top Florida kids. We all need to make the best decisions for each of us, but we are all pretty close, so you never know what might happen. I'm not really real vocal about being a leader, but I do try to lead by example. That comes from being a quarterback. I won't be trying to tell guys where they need to go to college, but hopefully they will want to go where I go, so we can all be together. You never know, that could just happen."