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5-star California QB Tanner McKee sets OV to Texas

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Texas is in a good position with the elite field general, but will need to roll out the red carpet in October for a chance to outlast the favorites.

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One of the nation’s premier prospects will be officially visiting the Forty Acres this fall.

According to The Football Brainiacs, five-star Corona Centennial gunslinger Tanner McKee will take an official visit to Texas on October 7, which means he’ll be on campus for the Longhorns meeting with Kansas State. Per the report, McKee will also visit BYU on September 9, Washington on October 28 and Alabama on November 4, although his BYU visit will be unofficial — he plans to officially visit BYU after the season.

Stanford, which currently holds nine of McKee’s 10 Crystal Ball projections, is the likely other program set to receive his fifth official visit, although nothing is set in stone yet.

As we’ve noted numerous times on the site, McKee is an elite 2018 prospect that will essentially serve as a 2020 addition, as he’ll take a two-year mission trip following his high school graduation. This explains why Texas is still actively pursuing McKee, despite already holding pledges from Casey Thompson and fellow California native, Cameron Rising.

Texas previously hosted McKee for an unofficial visit in May and the 6’6, 220-pounder raved to Burnt Orange Nation about the atmosphere, coaching staff and how he’d fit into the system.

The interest is certainly mutual, although Stanford and BYU appear to be ahead of Texas at the moment, and considering his rise since the time of his May offer, that’s a battle Tom Herman and the ‘Horns would be wise to fully engage in.

At the time of his March offer, McKee was pegged as the nation’s No. 138 player, and has since climbed more than 100 spots to No. 24 overall in the matter of one summer, per the 247Sports Composite.

Whether McKee is able to build upon his 3,522-yard, 36-touchdown junior campaign or not will determine if he continues to rise or drops a bit, but in any case, he’s an elite field general and one worth going all in for to give Texas a head start and a building block in its 2020 class.

McKee is ranked as the nation’s No. 3 pro-style quarterback and the No. 4 player in California, per 247Sports Composite.