March 5, 2012

Tech offers Parkway DT McGhee




BOSSIER CITY -- After wrapping up a successful 2012 recruiting class there was not that much of a break for Sonny Dykes and his staff as the Bulldogs are already working on the Class of 2013.

They hope they can start off their 2013 class with a bang up front with Antonio McGhee.

The 6-0, 275-pound defensive tackle out of Parkway High School in Bossier City already has offers on the table from Oklahoma State, Oregon State, South Carolina and Tulane in addition to the offer he recently picked up from the Bulldogs.

"The offers are starting to come in and it has been fun so far," McGhee said. "So far for me it is Oklahoma State, Oregon State, South Carolina, Tulane and Louisiana Tech. It is actually a cool kind of story how the Tech offer happened. Coach Eggen made contact with me and told me to add him on Facebook as a friend. I did that and we started chatting and then he told me to call him and that is when he said he had really liked what he had seen thus far when it comes to my highlight film and the stuff he had discovered about me. That is when he said that Louisiana Tech was offering me a scholarship to continue my football career in Ruston.

"It was really exciting. They (Louisiana Tech) are a really good school and would be a really good fit for me. For one they are not that far away from where I live right now and secondly they have an outstanding engineering program and that is the field that I am looking to get into to get my degree. The other big reason I like Tech so much right now is Coach Eggen. He would be my position coach should I chose to come to Louisiana Tech and we have already talked about stuff like his defensive line rotation and stuff like that. I could play either end or tackle at Tech as well. I will do whatever the coaching staff wants me to do. He could also really get me prepared to play early on and possibly for a career in the National Football League."

McGhee said that staying close to home would be something that he would like to do but it is not the driving decision in his mind when it comes to making his college choice known.

"It is important but if I have to go far away then I will," McGhee said. "It is not like location is going to stop me. As long as it is in the South like Louisiana, Texas or Arkansas, Georgia or Alabama I will be fine."

In terms of summer camp plans, McGhee said he expects his schedule to be full.

"I know I want to go to Louisiana Tech, Alabama, LSU, Mississippi State and a couple of other schools for sure," he said. "I want to go wherever a school wants me to be there. We are at least going to try and make that happen."

Academically McGhee said he doesn't foresee any problems and expects to be fully qualified.

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