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Twenty three pledge for Green and Gold
Garrick McGee and his coaching staff have their second recruiting class in the books at UAB. McGee welcomed fans and supporters to the Green and Gold room inside Bartow Arena for a national signing day social gathering. Twenty-three student-athletes signed on the dotted line and are part of McGee’s vision of “bringing a conference championship to Birmingham.”
The 2013 signing class is headlined by quarterback, Jeremiah Briscoe. Briscoe is pro-style quarterback (6’4, 198 lbs.) from Houston. Baylor is the only other school to offer the signal caller. “He was patient with us and he believed in our plan when we asked him to gray shirt. He is playing football and baseball at UAB,” McGee said.
McGee and his staff were not the only UAB representatives trying to help bring in recruits. “I first want to thank our current players. They did a great job for us recruiting, selling our program, the direction we’re headed in, and what it’s like to be a UAB Blazer. It’s different than what people think it’s like. But what (the players) are doing is selling what it is like to be a UAB Blazer today. That’s the reason why we got these players,” McGee said.
UAB is coming off a 3-9 season, but Coach McGee has gained experience after being a first-year head coach. “We understand now that Conference USA football is played ‘on the field.’ There are a lot of guys running around making plays. You have to have pass-rushers. We wanted to get taller, longer and really competitive kids that really want to be here. There are a lot of tall, athletic kids that really want to be here. There are a lot of tall, athletic kids in this class with good GPA’s,” McGee said of his class.