Defensive end Mike Gee has as much quickness as you'll find in almost any lineman and he used his skills to pressure the quarterback constantly as a junior. He's turned his focus to his senior season, when he's sure to continue to prove to people why he's one of the top prospects in New Jersey.
The 6-foot-2, 240-pound end from North Arlington (N.J.) Queen of Peace said he runs the 40-yard dash in 4.7 seconds. What schools are interested in him?
"He doesn't have a favorite yet, but a lot of schools are recruiting him hard," said his father Wardell Gee. "More than 20 are really after me. Places like Boston College, Rutgers, Michigan State, Ohio State, Florida, Virginia, Iowa and a lot of others. Right now he just want to make it's clear he doesn't have any favorites.
"I'm not sure if he'll be camping anywhere this spring or summer. There are probably a couple of combines he'll be going to, like the one in May up at Giants Stadium. Other than that I'm not sure what his plans are."
As a junior Gee recorded 45 tackles, six sacks, forced two fumbles, intercepted a pass and scored a touchdown. He was named second team all-conference for his play on defense. He also spent time playing tight end for his squad. What makes Gee better than most linemen?
"He's really quick off the ball. Right when it's snapped he has an advantage most of the time. He's going to continue to work on his time in the 40-yard dash."