July 13, 2012

McGee on the verge?

Brookwood linebacker Shaun McGee has had an interesting summer.

At the start of summer, McGee camped at Alabama, and the Tide offered him on the spot.

The next week, he camped at Florida, and the Gators did the exact same thing.

On Friday, at Georgia's annual Dawg Night event held at Sanford Stadium, McGee, despite feeling fatigued before the event, looked as if he was trying to prove something on the field.

Evidently, he did just that as the three star linebacker earned yet another offer after camping at a big time SEC school.

"Georgia offered me tonight," said McGee. "I went out there and worked out for them. I was really tired from a long, tough week of practice but I gave it my best and they said that they loved me and offered me a scholarship."

Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham was the first to heap praise on the Brookwood star, but it was the Georgia head man that gave him the offer.

"Coach Grantham told me that he really liked me and that I needed to go see Coach Richt," he said. "I went to Coach Richt and he told me he loved me and how I play and wanted me to be a Bulldog."

With over 30 offers on an impressive list, where Georgia stand with their latest offer?

"They are definitely up at the top for me," said McGee. "I want to make a decision in the next two weeks or so. Either this coming week or the next week, but they are close to the top."

With a decision coming soon, McGee is ready to name a top three.

"Right now, I would say that my top three are UGA, Alabama, and North Carolina," said McGee. "Those would be the main schools right now."

While he has yet to make up his mind about where he wants to go to school, he does have a very good idea of what he is looking for in choosing a school, and it isn't just one thing.

"First and foremost I am looking at academics because God forbid something happen, and I'm not able to play this game that I love anymore," said McGee. "I want to be able to go somewhere where if I graduate from that school with a degree I can go anywhere I want to and succeed. I believe UGA and these schools will give me that opportunity. After that, I'm looking at athletics. Of course I want to play for a world-class team. Also the environment is big and the people, the campus, the coaches, and just seeing what I am going to be dealing with for the next four years. Its things like that. Plus being close to home plays a part in it as well."

Wherever McGee, who is a rising star in the Peach State, decides to go, it is pretty clear that everyone will know sooner rather than later.

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