As Lauderhill (Fla.) Plantation athlete Brandon McGee continues to fill up his offer list with the top teams in the Southeast, he is beginning to gain interest in some of the top schools in the North as well. On Monday, McGee added a major Big Ten program to his list.
"Michigan offered," McGee said. "I talked to coach Magee, the recruiting coach in my area and he told me they like what they saw on film and he said they wanted to offer me a scholarship and I'm pretty excited about that."
McGee also got a chance to talk to the Wolverines' new head coach about the offer.
"I got a chance to talk to coach Rich Rod over the phone and he said liked what he saw on film and said I could play wide receiver or defensive back. He also said he could see putting me in a package like Pat White and letting me play some quarterback too."
McGee may be part of a bigger plan for Rich Rodriguez who looks as though he is trying to import some Florida speed into the Big Ten.
"Coach Rod was talking to me about speed," McGee said. "He was saying how he's trying to bring in players from Florida who can run. It's definitely somewhere where I could go and showcase my speed and ability because the Big Ten isn't known for its speed."
The South Florida native also mentioned that the distance would not be a factor.
"I definitely don't have a problem with distance and what-not," he said. "I'll still take a look into them. Any school that takes the time to evaluate me, I can take the time and evaluate them as well. I'm definitely looking forward to getting to know Coach Rod and the staff better. Michigan is a great program with a lot of tradition and a lot of history. From talking to Coach Rod today he seems like a great guy."
McGee doesn't yet have any plans to make more visits, but he hopes to spend the spring and summer taking unofficial visits and is looking forward to taking in some games by the fall.
Along with the Wolverines, McGee has also earned recent offers from Kentucky, Indiana, South Carolina and Boston College.