Tight end/defensive end Kendall Gregory-McGhee of Cherokee Trail High School in Aurora, Colorado made his college choice Friday before his team won their homecoming game. Gregory-McGhee chose the University of Minnesota over Colorado, Colorado State, Boise State and others for multiple reasons many of which revolved around connections he had with the program as well as how comfortable he felt with the Minnesota staff. Kendall took some time to discuss his choice with PrepColorado.
"I liked the environment, the coaches. I want to be a teacher and they have a great teacher program."
"My mentor Daniel Graham, played for coach Cross in high school, so there was a connection there."
(Coach Cross, the defensive line coach and associate head coach was the head coach at Thomas Jefferson High School in Denver, Colorado where he coached Daniel Graham.)
"They want to get me up there and then decide, whichever one I play first."
"I like coach Brewster. He is a sincere person. He knows my dad and family and made me feel at home."
(Coach Brewster lived in the Denver area while he was tight end coach for the Broncos.)
"Everyone supports me fully. Everyone is glad it is over."
"No more officials. Definitely I will focus on my senior year."
Right now, Kendall's Cherokee Trail team is one of the hottest in Colorado having won six straight games. According to Kendall, the team is, "Playing well, coming together and ready for playoffs." This week Cherokee Trail closes out the regular season with a tough contest against league foe Cherry Creek.