The Miami football program will receive a visit from speedy Oregon transfer Seven McGee this weekend. McGee announced the visit via a tweet late on Thursday night. Oregon signed McGee as a running back in 2021 before switching him to wide receiver as a true freshman under former head coach Mario Cristobal.
Miami would seem to have an advantage over other programs to sign McGee with the recruitment likely to be led by Cristobal. In two seasons with Oregon, McGee had 17 carries for 50 yards and a touchdown, 18 receptions for 151 yards, two punt returns for 19 yards and 11 kickoff returns for 182 yards.
McGee would provide Miami with a versatile offensive player with the ability to lineup at RB or WR. McGee and Oregon mutually agreed on his transfer in October. After Cristobal was hired by Miami in December 2021, McGee initially was planning on transferring. New Oregon coach Dan Lanning convinced McGee to stay.
The Miami football program has the bigger need at RB with Don Chaney Jr., Tre’Vonte Citizen and Henry Parrish who transferred from Mississippi during the 2022 offseason the only returning scholarship players at the position. Miami has eight WRs returning from the 2022 roster and two committed to the 2023 class.
McGee would compete as a slot receiver with Xavier Restrepo and Brashard Smith or move to RB to provide Miami with a breakaway threat the Hurricanes need with Jaylan Knighton entering the transfer portal. The lure of returning East could help Miami in the recruitment of McGee who is from Rochester, New York.
McGee was the 151st-ranked player, ninth RB and number-one player in New York in the class of 2021. Rivals.Com stated Florida State is a program to watch for McGee. Florida State added RB Trey Benson and WR Mycah Pittman as transfers from Oregon last year. McGee would provide Miami with explosiveness and versatility.