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Camp season productive for McKee

Columbus (Ohio) Walnut Ridge's Anthony McKee is one of the more heavily-recruited linebacker prospects in the Midwest for the 2015 class. He has added to his offer list after early season camp performances.
"So far I have gone to Tennessee and Michigan," McKee said. "I am trying to get to a Michigan State camp and I am going to Ohio State next month."
The camp at Tennessee earned the 6-foot-2, 195-pound McKee his seventh scholarship offer of the process.
"They liked my athletic ability and how I was performing and competing," McKee said. "The head coach offered me at the end of the camp. We were sitting in his office and he said he was impressed with how I located the ball and my reaction time."
Tennessee's camp was also an opportunity for McKee to build an early impression of the Volunteer's program and their Knoxville campus.
"I think it is a good school down there, good city," McKee said. "They love their football team down there."
Attending the Michigan camp gave the Columbus native a different perspective of the rivalry between the Wolverines and his hometown Buckeyes.
"I knew the rivalry with Ohio State was big, but walking around that was the main thing - for Michigan to beat Ohio State," McKee said. "That was crazy and I wasn't expecting that… well, I was and I wasn't."
Michigan did not offer McKee immediately after their camp, but the Ohio linebacker came away with a positive impression of the program, especially the coaching staff.
The other schools that have offered McKee are Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, West Virginia, Bowling Green and Toledo. With more than a year and a half before he can sign a letter of intent, however, McKee is still approaching his future as if he has something to prove.
"During the season I am trying to not think about the offers," McKee said. "I am going to [approach it] like I don't have an offer and have to earn those offers. I am not trying to let the offers get to my head."
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