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4-star California QB Tanner McKee will officially visit Texas

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The rising gunslinger will make a return trip to the Forty Acres this fall.


A month ago, Corona Centennial (Calif.) traveled from The Golden State to visit the Forty Acres and the Texas Longhorns. Today, Adam Gorney of reports that the elite pro-style quarterback will be making a return visit to Austin during the fall as Texas is now slated to receive one of McKee’s official visits.

“Right now, probably Texas, BYU and Washington (for official visits). I will decide for sure over the next couple of months who the five will be. Texas and two others will be in the fall. BYU and Washington are scheduled for January right now. I will make decision after.”

A four-star gunslinger, McKee visited Texas in early May and came away quite impressed, raving to Burnt Orange Nation about the atmosphere, the staff and how he’d fit into the system. All of the above make McKee’s plans to return to Austin logical as he’ll look to get a much more in-depth look at the program he’s strongly considering.

When discussing McKee, two things stand out about his recruitment: He’s a tremendously fast-rising prospect and he’s essentially a 2020 recruit, not 2018.

At the time of his March 8 offer, McKee was ranked as the nation’s No. 138 player and by this time last month, he was slotted as high as No. 74, per 247Sports Composite. Today, McKee’s ascension continues, as he’s now the nation’s No. 58 player — an 80-spot climb in under three months.

But whichever program he ultimately suits up for won’t have McKee on campus at this time next year.

A member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, McKee will serve a two-year mission following his high school graduation and essentially serve as a class of 2020 addition, which actually works well for the Longhorns with two talented, young quarterbacks already on campus and another pair of highly touted 2018 commits in the fold.

In short, Texas will have a huge opportunity to leave it’s mark on an elite quarterback that can serve as the featured gunslinger for Tom Herman and to build his 2020 class around.

At 6’6, 220 pounds, McKee ranks as the nation’s No. 4 pro-style quarterback and the No. 7 player in California, per 247Sports.