Cornelius McGee (CB, Clarksdale, MS) - The stars and preseason accolades were missing for one of Mississippi's purest athletes. Why? McGee decided to not play football his junior season so he could concentrate on track and basketball. A year away from the gridiron got Cornelius' juices flowing again."> Cornelius McGee (CB, Clarksdale, MS) - The stars and preseason accolades were missing for one of Mississippi's purest athletes. Why? McGee decided to not play football his junior season so he could concentrate on track and basketball. A year away from the gridiron got Cornelius' juices flowing again.">

Cornelius McGee's recruiting profile

<a href="http://scout.scout.com/a.z?s=177&p=8&cfg=null&c=1&nid=1688573">Cornelius McGee</a> (CB, Clarksdale, MS) - The stars and preseason accolades were missing for one of Mississippi's purest athletes. Why? McGee decided to not play football his junior season so he could concentrate on track and basketball. A year away from the gridiron got Cornelius' juices flowing again.

It looks like the time off paid huge dividends. McGee was second in Mississippi this year with 15 interceptions. At wide receiver, he scored 14 TD's. He is also a return specialist, as he returned 4 kickoffs for TD's and led the state in kick off returns.

The following information was revealed during our interview with Cornelius McGee:

What are your strengths on the field? "I am hungry for the ball. Just being around the ball. I always want that interception. I just seem to be at the right place at the right time. I love to compete."

What are you working on for the next level? "I just want to get bigger and stronger (5' 10", 172 / benches 205 and has a 39" vertical). I want to be able to take on the receivers who are bigger than me. I know I have the speed, I just need more weight to take on the bigger wide receivers."

Did you play football last year? "No sir, I ran track and played basketball. I set the Mississippi record in the triple jump last year in Class 4A. and I averaged 18 points in basketball."

Why did you not play football as a junior? "I played in 10th grade and got hurt at the end of the season. I wanted to let my leg heal before I got back in football again, so I just ran track and played basketball."

What were your stats as a senior? "I had 15 int's and 53 tackles at corner. At wide receiver, I had 36 receptions and 14 TD's. I averaged over 40 yards a return in kick offs. I ran back 4 for TD's."

Did you garner any awards? "I was named 1st Team All-State by the Clarion Ledger and MAC."

Which schools have paid you a visit to your house? "Ole Miss, MSU, and USM."

Any offers? "Not yet, but they are getting real close."

Have you set up any official visits? "I set one up in January. I go to Delta State on January 14th. Ole Miss, I do not know the date, but it was in January too."

Are you interested in any schools besides these colleges? "I wanted to go to Tennessee too or Memphis or USM. They (USM) are my top choice."

What are going to be the factors in your decision? "I want to go to a school and play early. If not my first year, the year after that. I want to play for a winning team that goes to bowl games. I am a competitor. I do not like to lose."

McGee is an excellent student, as he carries a 3.2 GPA and a 20 on the ACT.

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