The Latest on DE Mike Gee

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After a productive summer school, defensive end recruit Mike Gee is on track to graduate December from Nassau Community College (Long Island, N.Y.) in December of 2007. The 6-1, 245-pound Gee, who signed with Virginia Tech in February of 2006, is now focused on the upcoming season.

Gee has not seen live game action since the Governor’s Bowl in the spring of 2006. It was then that he suffered a fractured foot, forcing him to red-shirt at Garden City Community College in Kansas last fall. He transferred to Nassau in January of this year.

“We started camp [yesterday],” said Gee, who did participate in spring practice at Nassau. The first game is on August 31st. “I felt pretty good. I was in better shape than I thought I was going to be in. I have been running all summer, so I prepared myself.”

Gee is not only anxious to show that he is healthy, but also to show that he still has the ability that earned him double-digit Division 1A scholarship offers out of high school. Though Virginia Tech has yet to come in with a full scholarship offer (at least Gee isn’t sure if he has one), the Tech coaches have been in close contact.

“I actually read an e-mail recently from coach Wiles. He was telling me how a recent scrimmage went,” Gee said. “He told me practices were going good. He said J (Jason Worilds) had an excellent scrimmage. He said he wanted to get film on me as soon as possible.

“Coach Wiles says he still wants to get me down there.”

At least one other school is seriously interested as well.

“I went to a Rutgers scrimmage last Saturday,” Gee said. “It went pretty good. It was a good day. They told me they were going to keep in contact with me. They said they were going to start calling as soon as they could.”

Ultimately, Gee’s goal continues to be to get to Virginia Tech. He hopes to enroll in January.

“That is still the plan, but you never know what is going to happen,” said Gee, who would have three years of eligibility remaining.

Stay tuned, as we will follow up with Mike next month for the latest on his recruitment.