The Indiana football program recently held two junior days, where a number of the top class of 2015 prospects came and toured the campus, mingled with the coaching staff and even had the chance to watch a Hoosier basketball game. On February 2nd, one of the many recruits who visited Bloomington was four star Ohio linebacker Anthony McKee.
Kevin Wilson and his group of assistants have put a lot of hard work on the recruiting trail trying to become a major player in the talent rich Buckeye state over the past few years. 26 class of 2014 prospects signed a National Letter of Intent with the Hoosiers' last week, including six who call Ohio home.
Even though McKee, a Columbus native who was offered by the staff in October, has well over a dozen scholarship offers from the likes of Arkansas, Tennessee, Pittsburgh, Georgia Tech, West Virginia, Minnesota and Kentucky,where he will visit this weekend, it was his trip to Indiana that was a day of many firsts for the All-Ohio standout.
"I got to see my first basketball game and also that was my first junior day. Plus it was my first time on (the IU) campus". McKee told The Crimson Quarry. "The trip was good. I had fun down there. I love the family their building." He added.
The staff might of had a ton of prospects on campus but definitely took the time out to show Anthony that he was a wanted man while on his visit. " I talked to most of the coaches down there, if not all." McKee said. "They told me that they would love to have me down there and that they have big plans for me. As a program, they are on the rise."
As a junior for Walnut Ridge High School, McKee averaged nearly 14 tackles a contest and finished the season with 109 total to help lead the Scots to a record of 7-3 last year. According to the 247Sports Composite, Anthony is currently ranked the 15th outside linebacker and 226th overall player in the 2015 class.
Check out these highlights below to see why he is held in such high regards: