Oklahoma made an offer this week to a North Texas receiver, who didn't have an offer before now. Who's that fast-riser? Who is that Euless Trinity 2013 star in the making? What's a Blue-Line recruit? Find out all that and more in What I hear?[details]
Personal: Stephen McGee is the son of Rodney and Susan McGee of Burnet, Texas … born Sept. 27, 1985 in Round Rock, Texas … majoring in business … his father played quarterback for Blinn Junior College … several aunts and uncles are Former Students.
Impressive young signal caller came out of spring drills as the co-No. 2 quarterback ... 2005 Night of Champions participant (squat) ... Earned 4x4 and Aggie Elite status during the Aggies' 2005 offseason training program ... Improved his max in the 4x4 lifts by 99.0 pounds to a total of 1,495 pounds.
HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year starter at quarterback for Class 3A Burnet High School, leading his team to a combined record of 36-5 (including a 28-2 mark as a junior and senior) … Burnet appeared in the 3A state finals in 2002 and 2003 … did not throw a single interception in the 2003 regular season … finished his career with 8,256 passing yards and a 3A state-record 101 passing touchdowns … as a senior, McGee completed 196-of-313 passes for 3,579 yards with 47 touchdowns and three interceptions … as a junior, he completed 155-of-276 passes for 2,841 yards and 34 touchdowns and five interceptions … as a sophomore, he connected on 93-of-176 attempts for 1,829 yards, 20 touchdowns and eight interceptions … two-time all-state selection and three-time all-district pick … named the 3A Offensive Most Valuable Player after his senior year … also earned Dave Campbell's Texas Football Magazine Super Team second-team and Austin American-Statesman All-Centex Co-Player of the Year honors … coached by Bob Shipley … also played basketball and track and field … all-district on the hardwood as a sophomore, but was injured as a junior … advanced to the regional meet in track with the 400- and 1,600-meter relays … an excellent student, McGee was Burnet's No. 1-ranked student-athlete and ranked No. 9 overall in his senior class of over 250.
The Good: Possesses an ideal combination of arm strength and athleticism for the quarterback position. Does a great job side-stepping pressure and knows how to create plays with his feet. Showcases good accuracy and zip from the pocket and is starting to develop into a very promising pocket passer. Has looked very natural in a pro-set offense considering he had not played in one until the East-West Shrine Game. The Bad: Has played mostly as a run-first option quarterback at Texas A&M and was benched for most of his senior year. Lacks experience under center and needs to learn to make NFL-type reads as a pocket passer.
Positives: Looks the part with good size and enough arm strength. A very tough and determined competitor. Moves around well in the pocket and has shown he can tuck it and pick up some tough yardage. Good accuracy between the hashes. Will play through pain. Great intangibles and leadership ability. Carries a swagger and plays with confidence. Has played big in big games and rises to a challenge. Well-respected team leader. Received coaching well at the East-West Shrine game and tightened his mechanics. Negatives: Appears rushed and panicked in the pocket with no threat of pressure. Footwork is very raw from little fundamental work under ex-&M coach Dennis Franchione and he too often throws without setting his feet. Loses accuracy outside the numbers. Has small hands. Summary: Received a raw deal throughout his college career, first with Franchione's freeze-option offense not suiting his strengths and then with Mike Sherman looking to rebuild with a young QB during McGee's senior season. However, he never complained and showed improved accuracy and footwork at the East-West Shrine game. Similar to Patriots 2008 third-rounder Kevin O'Connell in makeup, McGee has a lot of upside to develop. Grade: Mid-to-late draftable prospect.