Defensive End Stacey McGee Knows How to Win

Four-star defensive lineman Stacey McGee is one of the most dominant players in the Midland region. After helping his team to an appearance in the state semi-finals, he spoke with about his favorite schools and where he is in the recruitment process. Did the Red Raiders make his list? Come inside to find out.

Stacey McGee, a 6-foot-5, 260-pound defensive end from Muskogee High in Okla., had a huge game to help lead the Roughers over Norman North earlier this year, and on Friday night he once again had a number of huge defensive plays to help hold North in check as his team rallied late in the fourth quarter to advance to a State Semi-final showdown with the undefeated Union Redskins.

"Just knowing not to give up," McGee said of the keys to the 19-18 quarterfinal comeback victory. "We were motivated to go all of the way. We did not work this hard for nothing."

Muskogee trailed by seven with under two minutes on the clock until their quarterback Trae Cook hooked up with junior receiver Shaun Richardson on an 80-yard touchdown pass. Instead of opting to tie the game by kicking the extra point, Rougher Head Coach Matt Hennessy took a gamble and went for two, and it paid off.

"I was a little nervous, but I was confident in my team and I knew we were going to get it," McGee informed. "We found a way to win."

McGee has been on a couple of visits to Oklahoma State over the past couple of weeks, and the Cowboys have crept higher on his list of favorites.

"It was unofficial," McGee explained. "I like their campus and knowing what they are building. It is going to be real nice. Just the team. Everybody is nice. It is a good atmosphere."

McGee also informed that he was going to be taking an official visit to see the Oklahoma Sooners.

"I can not wait to go there either," McGee said with a smile. "I am also looking at LSU, Florida, Tennessee and Texas Tech."

McGee has a lot of quality options on the table, but at this point he admits that it has been a pretty balanced process. So is the talented playmaker favoring any schools yet?

"Everybody is still looking the same," McGee stated.

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