#21 S Khalid McGee
Sophomore, 5'10", 197 lbs.
2015 Stats: McGee played in 12 games as a true freshman, mostly on kick coverage but occasionally in place of Jamie Byrd at the husky position, which is now called the striker. He made 17 tackles, three for loss, and recovered a fumbled kick return against SMU. His biggest contribution on defense was in the Miami Beach Bowl, when he came in for an injured Byrd in the fourth quarter and quickly made four tackles (two for loss) to go along with the tackle he had made on special teams earlier.
Position on Depth Chart: After spring practice, McGee was behind Nate Godwin at the striker (hybrid linebacker/safety) position.
How He Came To USF: Khalid played at Miami's Northwestern High School. The stats we could find on the Internet are a complete mess, but we at least know that he played defensive back and some wide receiver for the Bulls. He also returned punts, ran a fumble back for a touchdown, and blocked two punts his senior year. McGee was Florida Class 6A honorable mention in 2014 and chose USF over a whole bunch of other offers, including ones from Cincinnati, FSU, Louisville, Mississippi State, Texas, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. According to the 247 Composite rankings, Khalid was USF's highest-rated high school recruit in the 2015 recruiting class.
Check out McGee's lengthy highlight reel below:
Recruiting Rankings: Khalid was a three-star prospect across the board.
Projected Playing Time: McGee should continue on special teams and he may get more regular playing time at striker. He was already getting backup reps last year, and with Godwin being a senior, McGee certainly looks like the heir apparent.