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USF Football Player Profile: #21 LB Khalid McGee

Career profile of USF linebacker Khalid McGee.

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#21 LB Khalid McGee - Senior, 5’10”, 213 lbs.

2017: Khalid played in 11 games as a junior, racking up 38 tackles (3.5 for loss), four QB hurries, and a forced fumbles. He posted a career high 10 tackles in the War on I-4, not including him executing a perfect german suplex on the gentleman in the video above. He made the switch from safety down to outside linebacker in the spring.

2016: McGee played in all 13 games, earning 10 starts. He made 51 tackles (including nine against SMU) with four tackles for loss and a sack. He intercepted a pass against Cincinnati, and forced a fumble against SMU that was immediately turned into a touchdown. McGee also recovered two fumbles against South Carolina — one at the goal line to stop a Gamecocks drive, and the other to end the game and the 2016 season after Mike Love’s overtime sack.

2015: McGee played in 12 games as a true freshman, mostly on kick coverage but occasionally in place of Jamie Byrd at the striker position. 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.

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.

High School Highlights: Plenty of them here.

Recruiting Rankings: Khalid was a three-star prospect across the board.

Follow Him On... Khalid's Twitter feed is at @_KMCGEE_. His Instagram, getting more love than it was last year, is at _kmcgee_21.