Columbus (Ohio) Walnut Ridge linebacker Anthony McKee has accumulated 22 offers thus far in the recruiting process, but on Tuesday he narrowed that to a top ten.
The ten schools that remain for McKee are Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan State, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Syracuse, Tennessee and Wisconsin.
"I was looking into the schools and these schools have what I have been looking for - the background, good coaches and the history with the football program," McKee said.
McKee has not visited every school in his top ten, but a couple of the schools he did visit are likely on the list because of his experience on their campus.
"Pitt is one of them and Kentucky is one of them," McKee said. "I had just been hearing so much about Pitt, and when I finally got down there to see it I loved it down there. Kentucky was a good visit too. They showed me everything from the classrooms to the facilities. Kentucky would be a good opportunity for early playing time too."
Among the schools McKee has not yet visited, Oklahoma is one he wants to get to before a final decision is made.
"I want to get there late July or early August," McKee said. "If not then, then sometime during the first week of the season so I can use the official and go up there for a game."
McKee is also looking to make return visits to Kentucky, Pittsburgh and Purdue before a commitment is made, and he has a trip in the works with Michigan State in the near future.
"I am trying to get to Michigan State next week," McKee said. "I have to call Coach (Mike) Tressel and set up an exact date. They probably are going to have player workouts. We have a player, Robert Bowers, who is up there right now and he is going to show me what I have not seen already."
With his top ten in place, McKee does not plan to wait long to whittle his list down to the one school he will play out his college career at.
"I was going to wait and take all the officials during the season, but I have been talking to some coaches and it makes more sense to commit before the season," McKee said. "But, a school could still get me to commit on a visit if I really feel at home and the information is what I have been looking for."