McGee in the fold
Brookwood linebacker Shaun McGee was clearly on a mission Friday night at Georgia's annual Dawg Night camp.
His mission was to show what he could do, and he did just that and left with an offer from the Bulldogs.
On Monday, McGee went ahead and gave the UGA staff the good news and became the 22nd commitment of Georgia's 2013 class.
"I committed today," said McGee. "It feels great to be a Bulldog. From the beginning I've had my heart set on Georgia. I had some great opportunities come a long the way that made me think a lot, but I visited UGA a couple of times before I was offered and I really just loved the place."
During his visits to Georgia, the star linebacker had an the chance to see what kind of opportunity that awaits linebackers on the Bulldog defense, and that played a huge role in his decision.
"I like the fact that they have some guys graduating and there is a chance for me when I get there," said McGee. "I have an opportunity to go in there, work hard, and get on the field."
The three-star linebacker told UGASports recently that most of the schools that have offered him like him as a pass rusher and an outside linebacker, and he projects at the same position at Georgia with the ability to also back up and play a true inside linebacker position as well.
McGee had quite a run on the camp circuit this summer after he visited Alabama, and earned an offer. He did the same thing just a short time later at Florida.
His visit to Georgia marked the third time this summer that he visited a big-time program and earned an offer on the spot.
"It feels great because I know I've never had anything handed to me and I didn't expect it this time," said McGee. "I know I've had to work for what I have and the fact that I wasn't receiving the accolades that other guys were having just added fuel to the fire and I worked harder. So it feels good that it paid off."
As a Gwinnett County native, McGee knows he is in the middle of some of the most fertile recruiting ground in the country, and he plans on doing his part to keep that talent at home to play for the Bulldogs.
"I definitely plan on building relationships with the current class and other commitments. I already know Shaq Wiggins really well and I plan on getting to know him more, and I want to get to know other guys too," he said. "I also know Alvin Kamara and Kelsey Griffin really well and it would be great for them to come here and play with me at Georgia. I know they have some great opportunities out there, but at the same time it would be great if we could keep all that talent that is in the state of Georgia at UGA and win big.
The commitment from McGee, who boasted close to 30 other offers, gives UGA its second outside linebacker commitment of the class.
As the newest member of a class that is already quite large, McGee has a message for Bulldog nation.
"I just want everyone to know that they have a guy that that they can depend on. I am the kind of guy that is going to work hard and go out and give my best every Saturday," said McGee. "I'm excited to be a Bulldog and I can't wait to get to Athens."
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