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Brandon McGee picks Canes (updated)

I wasn't out at Greentree Practice field this morning. I was at Plantation High where the University of Miami won the sweepstakes for one of the Top 10 cornerbacks in the country, Colonels captain Brandon McGee.

Consider it the biggest victory for the Canes since they landed running back Bryce Brown. McGee is Dscf1820Broward's No. 2 recruit, behind Miramar quarterback Eugene Smith. He told a crowd of about 50 people moments ago he wants to be a Cane. I was busy filming it all for our website and will have an interview with Brandon I'll post later today.

> I finally got a chance to finish editing that video of McGee tonight. It's now available on our video player on our UM page. Also available is about a six minute audio interview with McGee on our high school podcast, The Countdown. If you just want to listen to McGee, skip ahead to about 15 and a half minutes ahead (60-65 percent into it). In our live podcast, we also spoke to Charles Fishbein of Elite Scouting Services who gave us his thoughts on the announcement.

> One thing I came away with from spending the morning at Plantation was how good a kid McGee seemed to be. He's very polite, well-mannered and someone who really loves his family. He told us that camraderie was the reason he chose the Canes and said he really did drop the Canes at one point before his father convinced him to put them back in the running. McGee told us it was very important to play in front of his grandparents. He got teary eyed when talking about his mother, who passed when he was 13. Either way, Miami seems to be getting not only a great player, but a tremendous young man.

Here is the only clip I was able to find of him on YouTube.

P.S. - If you are a high school football fan, you've got a treat coming. Over the next two weeks on our podcast, I'll take a look at every team and every district in South Florida with High School writers Andre C. Fernandez and Bob Emanuel and recruiting writer Larry Blustein. For the complete schedule, check out the high school blog.