Dawgs lead for ILB Shaun McGee 

July, 14, 2012
Last season, Shaun McGee (Lawrenceville, Ga./Brookwood) did not start the first five games for the Broncos. The 6-foot-2, 230-pound prospect did start the next five games and into the playoffs at nose guard and defensive end, registering 31 tackles and six sacks.

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Tom Hauck for ESPN.comShaun McGee, 2013 DE from Snellville, Ga., says UGA defensive coordinator Todd Grantham likes his combination of size and speed.
Programs got a look at him this spring, and McGee’s recruitment exploded, with 26 offers from programs like Alabama, Arizona State and North Carolina. One school had yet to offer, and it was one that McGee wanted more than any other. After competing at Dawg Night, McGee got the scholarship he had been waiting for.

“I have had my eye on Georgia for a while and took a couple visits here before,” McGee said. “My goal was to come into Dawg Night and get the offer, so it felt pretty good to accomplish that.”

Following the camp, held at Sanford Stadium, McGee was approached by the Bulldogs’ defensive coordinator, who was very impressed with McGee’s performance, one of his first at inside linebacker.

“Coach [Todd] Grantham came up to me and told me I did a great job,” McGee said. “He liked my combination of size and speed and how well I adapted to the position.

"All they had to do was tell me once and they told me I would it as if I had been playing inside linebacker all of my life. Coach Grantham said that Coach [Mark] Richt wanted to talk to me after the camp,” McGee said. “Then I got the news from Coach Richt that I had an offer. I kind of chuckled and we shook hands and I thanked him for the offer.”

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