comes from a football family. His father, Kanavis McGhee, was an All-American linebacker as a member of Colorado
's 1990 national championship team. His grandfather, Ben Gregory, was a running back at Nebraska
and was named to the Cornhuskers' all-century team. His uncle, Morgan Gregory, played wide receiver for the Huskers. His half-brother, Davyon McGhee
, is currently a linebacker, at Kansas State
and another half-brother, Jacory McGhee, played wide receiver as a freshman at Tyler Junior College last fall.
Cherokee Trail finished 12-1 last year, losing to Monarch in the Class 4A state semifinals, a team the Cougars beat 19-7 in their second game this season. Cherokee Trail, the Skyline League champion, had eighth shutouts last year.
Gregory-McGhee finished with nine touchdown passes last season. He was named first-team all-league and all-city.
GoldenSports.Net caught up with Gregory-McGhee to find the latest on his recruitment.
When did Minnesota offer you a scholarship?
"Last May, I want to say."
What do you know about Minnesota?
"They are an up-and-coming program. They have good academics. I know that I like the coaches and the coaching staff. They are really friendly and know what they are doing. They are trying to get their program turned around and try to make something happen."
What coach is recruiting you the most at Minnesota?
"I talk to Coach Cross and Coach Brewster."
What other schools are you hearing from the most?
"Colorado, Arizona State
Has Arizona State offered you a scholarship?
"I talked to their coach last week and he said that they will be will probably be offering me in the next couple of weeks."
Do you have a favorite school yet?
"No. Colorado, Minnesota and Arizona State, assuming ASU offers me, they will be my top three."
Are you planning on taking visits to Colorado and Arizona State?
"I don't know. I might."
"When is the earliest you think that you might make a decision? If you liked Minnesota, is there a chance that you might even commit this weekend? Or are you going to take a few more visits?
"I don't think that I am going to commit this weekend, but probably in the next couple of weeks."
How is your team doing so far?
"We are doing pretty good. We are 3-2."
Have you thought about a possible major?
"I am thinking about business, engineering or education."
What camps did you attend this summer?
"I went to ASU's camp. I went to Rivals' combine in North Carolina in April and Scout's in Phoenix in May."
Do you play any other sports?
"I play basketball and run track. I am a jumper - high, triple and long."
How did you do this past season?
"I high-jumped 6-3, I triple-jumped 42-5 and long-jumped 21. I made it to state in the high jump and triple jump and finished in the top 15."
How did you do in basketball?
"We have a new coach, so we should be good again this year. We are just trying to get to know each other. We were really good last year. We went to the Elite Eight and were 25-1. I averaged four points and eight rebounds."
What position are most schools looking at you at?
"A lot of schools are telling me that they want me to come up there and wherever I play first."
What position do you prefer?
"I prefer to play tight end."
What will determine what school you pick?
"Just where I get the right feel. That is what I am really looking at. See how the campus is. See if I like it."
Kendall Gregory-McGhee, a 6-foot-4, 220-pound tight end/defensive end from Aurora (CO) Cherokee Trail, is visiting Minnesota this weekend and will attend the Gophers' game versus Indiana. GoldenSports.Net caught up with Gregory-McGhee to learn the latest on his recruitment.
Kendall Gregory-McGhee, a 6-foot-4, 220-pound TE/DE from Cherokee Trail, is visiting Minnesota.