Lockette, USF Make Big Impression on Miami DB

Lockette, USF Make Big Impression on Miami DB

South Florida has made up a significant amount of ground with three-star Miami (Fla.) Northwestern safety, Khalid McGee, who now has the Bulls in his top four schools.

Entering the weekend, there was no reason to shy away from the fact that the University of South Florida had to play catch-up to be a real threat with Khalid McGee, a three-star defensive back out of Miami (Fla.) Northwestern High School.

The 5-foot-10, 195-pound defensive back was one of the first prospects out of the 2015 class to boast a scholarship offer from Willie Taggart's coaching staff last year. So, he could of enjoyed the atmosphere and bonded with the coaches as a spectator off to the side on Saturday, but McGee opted to lace up the cleats and had a strong showing inside Raymond James Stadium at Saturday Night Live.

"The camp was very competitive and it was good out here, man," McGee said. "I love to be competitive all day everyday."

Telly Lockette, a Miami native and former head coach at Miami Central High School, is in charge of McGee's recruiting duties and the relationship between the two parties goes well beyond the football field.

"South Florida is a very good program," McGee said. "Coach Lockette is like a father figure to me. He's known me since I was four years old and he coached my brother, so we have a really good bond."

There's still a number of months until National Signing Day, but Willie Taggart and the Bulls have made up a significant amount of ground with McGee after their most recent presentation.

"After this unofficial visit, USF is definitely up there," McGee said. "Louisville, Wisconsin, USF and Cincinnati (are my top schools)."

McGee is done with visits and campis for the summer, and will be shifting his focus to his high school squad.

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