Recruiting: McGee Becomes 12th Commitment

It was really just a waiting situation until Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy made his in-home visit but during Gundy's trek to Mississippi the Cowboys gained a valuable commitment from 6-1, 190-pound junior college strong safety Andrew McGee. "I committed when Coach Gundy was here earlier today," said McGee. "I'm excited about it and ready to be a Cowboy."

A second team All-Mississippi Junior College Conference safety, McGee had more than 100 tackles this season, three fumble recoveries, seven passes broken up, and an interception for Copiah-Lincoln Comminity College.

Oiginally from Magee, Miss., Andrew was all-area, District Most Valuable Player, and Defensive Player of the Year in high school. Cowboy fans will love that he is McGee from Magee.

He is all set to graduate this semester and will be at Oklahoma State in the spring to go through offseason and spring football. He played strong safety at Copiah-Lincoln this season but said the Cowboy coaches haven't decided which safety position to groom him for this spring.

McGee was one of three junior college prospects that visited this past weekend for the Bedlam game with OU. He was joined on the visit weekend by Fort Scott (Kan.) C.C. defensive tackle Horace Hubbard and Fort Scott linebacker Jacquain Williams. McGee said he was pretty certain he was heading to OSU before the visit but needed one more sign.

"Before the visit I prayed and asked God not to let the fun of the visit and the excitement of the game influence my decision," said McGee. "I asked him to give me confirmation while I was there, some kind of key that Oklahoma State was right for me. It was talking to Coach Gundy and the other coaches.

"I want to get into the ministry and my faith is very important to me. Coach Gundy told me about all kinds of things that are available through FCA and Mr. (John) Talley. I found that there are plenty of things for me at Oklahoma State. They have what I need."

McGee said he had made up his mind on the visit and that when Gundy visited him and met his parents that he was prepared to make his commitment. McGee was getting interest from several schools but it was Alabama-Birmingham that may have been recruiting him the hardest other than Oklahoma State.

McGee has the reputation as a hard hitter and being solid in run support but also being athletic enough to cover like a cornerback.

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