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Tanner McKee, from Corona, California, one of the country's most sought-after quarterback recruits, made national headlines when he declined to compete in 7-on-7 competitions on Sunday at two prestigious national events where attendance was by invitation only.

One of the nation's top high school quarterbacks recently received mission advice from BYU's returned missionary quarterback.

Tanner McKee, a 6-foot-6 passer from California and heralded college football recruit, recently spoke with Brigham Young University's quarterback Tanner Mangum about how to stay sharp while serving a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, according to an article on ESPN.com.

"He said you have to stay in shape the whole time," McKee told ESPN.com. "It's hard, obviously, because you're busy, but you're going to have to wake up really early. You're still going to come back out of shape. You're not going to be in as good of shape as when you left, but just come back ready to learn the offense."

Mangum served in Chile. McKee's father served a mission in New Zealand and his sister is currently serving in Washington, D.C., the article said.

McKee is considering scholarship offers from programs such as Alabama, Texas, Washington, UCLA, Stanford and BYU. McKee said he won't commit to a program until after the 2017 season. After this year, he won't suit up again until at least 2020.

McKee plans to take a football on his mission and throw once a week on his preparation day, the L.A. Times reported earlier this week.

Read the entire ESPN article here.