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Hoos, Hokies, Jayhawks offer DE

Defensive end Mike Gee out of North Arlington (N.J.) Queen of Peace picked up three new offers from the ACC and Big 12 in the last couple of weeks.
The 6-foot-1, 228-pounder received offers from Virginia, Kansas and Virginia Tech.
"I was very excited for the Virginia offer, I was waiting for it for a while and wondering when it was going to come in and then it did," he said. "I think it's just a good school and the coaches know what they are doing and I think they are a national contending team in the next couple years.
"The offer from Kansas came in the mail last week sometime. I haven't gotten a chance to talk to the coaches, but my coach has. They offered and that was pretty exciting, but I don't know too much more about them right now.
Finally, what about the Hokies?
"I've been waiting for this for a while," he said. "I'm a Virginia Tech fan since I was a kid and I'm really excited. It's just like an accomplishment to get an offer from a school I'm a fan of, but the offer isn't any better than any of the others. I think I fit in their system really well, but I still don't know too much about them and I want to meet the coaches and learn more about them."
Gee is still wide open in his recruiting. He recently took a visit to Rutgers.
"It was good, the team is showing promise," he said. "I think they're getting better and it was cool to see a few guys I've played against and with."
Gee hopes to take in a few other schools this summer.
"I'll be looking to just see the schools," he said. "I want to see how the campus and coaches are, things like that."
Gee also plans to make an appearance at the Elite College Combine.
"I just want to impress everybody and show everyone what I can do," he said. "I just want to become a complete player and be good at everything. I'm lifting and running every day and doing agility drills. I'm getting quicker and more explosive."
As for this summer, Gee doesn't plan to attend any summer camps.
"I just want to work out with the team and get ready for the upcoming season instead," he said. "I want to repeat as state champions, the individual goals don't really matter to me, I just want to win."
Gee will most likely wait awhile before he makes a decision.
"I'll probably take all five visits," he said. "If I feel it's a good time to commit and I'm cool with my decision, I'll commit, but I think it'll probably be closer to Signing Day."
The defensive end also holds offers from Iowa, Louisville, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Carolina State and Purdue among others.
Last season he recorded 45 tackles, six sacks and one interception.