Brandon McGee Interview
Sr / Miami (Fl) / CB
Updated - 4-10-13
By: Lou Montagna
Lou Montagna: Describe your time at Miami
Brandon McGee: Great school. Coach Golden and the staff really helped me develop as a player. I built great relationships with my teammates and it was an honor to represent the “U”.
Lou Montagna: How much of a distraction were the NCAA allegations on the program?
Brandon McGee: Only as much as we made of it. The whole thing was out of our control. Coach Golden did a great job keeping us focused.
Lou Montagna: What was the biggest thing you learned from Coach Golden?
Brandon McGee: Football IQ, knowing where I needed to be on the field at all times as a CB, and how to prepare for my opponents.
Lou Montagna: How did you feel about your week at the East-West Shrine game?
Brandon McGee: I got the opportunity to line up against some of the best players in the nation. I feel that I showcased my talents for the scouts and did very well. Working with Coach Marlon McRee was a great experience and taught me more about being a professional.
Lou Montagna: You ran a 4.38 and a 4.41 at your Pro day, is that your best?
Brandon McGee: I was running in the 4.2’s and 4.3’s in training, but I think I had a good day.
Lou Montagna: Who has been helping you during your draft preparation?
Brandon McGee: Pete Barbarito and Tony Sands. Coach Sands trained Al Harris (former NFL CB and current Chiefs assistant).
Lou Montagna: Which current or former NFL player do you compare yourself to?
Brandon McGee: Charles Woodson is my favorite. He’s a great playmaker, very intelligent and versatile. I see myself with those skills.
Lou Montagna: What’s your greatest asset as a player?
Brandon McGee: My football intelligence, understanding the X’s and O’s, ability to learn different defenses and making in-game adjustments.
Lou Montagna: What are your expectations on where you’ll be drafted?
Brandon McGee: It doesn’t really matter to me. I just want to get that phone call and get started. I probably won’t even watch the draft; I’ll be playing basketball or something else.
Lou Montagna: Tell us something you enjoy outside of football.
Brandon McGee: I’ve loved music since I was a toddler. It’s a great escape from the game, a form of therapy, really.
Lou Montagna: Who are the top 3 artists on your iPod?
Brandon McGee: Erykah Badu, Andre 3000 and Kendrick Lamar.
Lou Montagna: What excites you the most about the opportunity to play in the NFL?
Brandon McGee: Not many are able to fulfill a childhood dream and I am very close. Also, I have a lot of kids back home pulling for me. I want to be an inspiration for them.
Lou Montagna: What would you tell an NFL team thinking about drafting you?
Brandon McGee: You are going to get a smart, humble, hard-working, and accountable player. I come from a rich tradition of South Florida players, so I have very high standards for myself. I also will bring a swagger to the field and my teammates.
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