Trevor Lawrence to Clemson. Emory Jones and Ohio State. Justin Fields chooses Penn State.
The roll call for 2018 offers for elite QBs might sting DawgNation just a bit. But who will UGA go after now for 2018 at the game’s most important position?
Georgia offensive coordinator Jim Chaney has set his eyes on another giant QB from the West Coast.
His name is Tanner McKee.
— Tanner McKee (@McKeeTmckee) January 12, 2017
Go ahead. Scan below. Check that highlight film. Yet before you do, chew on these nuggets before you press play.
- That prospect is 6 feet, 6 inches tall.
- He did that against a schedule that included four nationally-ranked opponents.
- McKee racked up 39 touchdowns passes while completing 73 percent of his passes.
- The Centennial HS star (Corona, Calif.) even ran for 15 TDs in 2016. So while you check out all those darts from that big-bodied frame, I’ll assign you two Easter eggs to look for: The first is the read-option TD where he splits the field and gallops for about 55 yards. The second is where he scoots around the end on another keeper for one of those long scores.
That’s all. The rest of his film detail not only why UGA offered but also why McKee is rated as the nation’s No. 9 pro-style QB prospect for the Class of 2018.
McKee also ranks as the nation’s No. 172 overall prospect for 2018. The 4-star prospect has an offer sheet which currently features the likes of BYU, Colorado, Louisville, Nebraska and Oregon State on there among the major Power 5 programs.
He threw for 3,523 yards last year and ran for another 539. His arm and feet were responsible for 54 touchdowns last season for an 11-2 team.
He’s also listed at 220 pounds. If those measures are accurate, then he’s already about a half-inch taller and 20 pounds heavier that Jacob Eason was he arrived in Athens.
If those measures are accurate, then he’s already about a half-inch taller and 20 pounds heavier than Jacob Eason was he arrived in Athens.
Do the Bulldogs have a shot? We’ll find out.
As stated above, elite quarterbacks tend to pair up with the power programs early on. McKee is just one of six pro-style QBs that yet have to make a commitment among the nation’s Top 15 prospects at that position for 2018.