August 8, 2008

Is Ole Miss still a player for McGee?

One of the biggest names on Ole Miss' hot board is Lauderhill (Plantation HS), Fla. cornerback Brandon McGee.

However, McGee is also on a lot of other school's hot board and the four-star prospect recently announced his top three schools as Ole Miss, Florida State and Tennessee. Shortly after he made that decision, he also added Miami back into the mix.

With McGee scheduled to make a decision on Monday, it's safe to say that Ole Miss is likely the dark horse in the four school race simply because McGee has not visited the Oxford campus.

"I didn't get a chance to get up there," McGee said on Sunday afternoon. "I was trying to work something out last week but something came up and me and my coach weren't able to make it."

However, McGee said that fans should read a lot into the lack of a visit.

"I don't think it'll affect Ole Miss in a bad way, it won't be a major factor - me not visiting there," he said.

So, is Ole Miss really a player for the prep standout's verbal pledge on Monday?

"I definitely think so," McGee said. "I plan to go over to my coach's house later tonight and go over the pros and cons of all the schools. I could wake up and decide it's Ole Miss."

That's exactly what McGee said he plans to do - talk it over tonight and go to bed and think and pray that he makes the right decision. On Monday, he'll make his decision.

Two factors weigh in on Ole Miss possibly being selected. First, McGee has said in a previous interview that he's intrigued with the possibility of coming in to the Rebel program and being an impact player. Second, he likes what he sees in the Ole Miss coaches.

"A big factor for Ole Miss is the coaches - both coach (Houston) Nutt and coach (Chris) Vaughn," McGee said. "I know that they just got there and they are doing some good things and that Ole Miss is a program they are trying to turn around."

McGee said that he hasn't talked to Nutt or Vaughn in several days; however, he said he hasn't talked to any coaches recently.

"I kind of want to distance myself from them while I'm making my decison," he said.

McGee is scheduled to make his decision at a 10 a.m. (ET) press conference on Monday.

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