SAN PABLO, Calif. – Coming into last Friday’s Elite 11 regional event, Khari McGee had a great reputation – as a runner. The dual-threat quarterback is one of the most athletic passers in the country but after the event, he had proven that he has plenty of ability throwing the football as well as running.
McGee’s performance answered a lot of questions and could be enough to get his offers rolling this offseason. What is even more impressive is that McGee – a great baseball prospect – had low expectations for himself coming into the event, being much more in baseball shape than football.
“I’m farther than where I thought I’d be,” McGee said following the event. “I didn’t think I’d start out good. I thought I’d start out crappy. I think I did good. At first I started off good but then towards the middle I had some tweeks that I had to get right and then I got back together towards the end.”
Currently McGee holds offers from two programs: San Jose State and Eastern Washington. Several more seem to be close to joining the fray.
“I’m talking to FAU, Nevada and Oregon State,” he said. “They’re trying to offer me too. All of them just want to see me throw.”
McGee has camp plans for USC on June 9 and Nevada on June 14. Nevada is one of two programs that really stands out to the Fresno (Calif.) Edison product and he’s hoping to earn an offer.
“Oregon State and Nevada stand out,” he said. “I’m currently talking to Oregon too. That’s basically the reason I’m here, is to come and get all my mechanics right so that when I do go down to those camps, I can perform and give them what they want to see.”
McGee is currently rated as the No. 24 dual-threat quarterback in the country and the No. 70 player in California.