Elite quarterback Tanner McKee is headed to Stanford.
A member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the top uncommitted signal caller in the country announced on ESPNU Wednesday morning that he will join the Cardinal after serving an LDS mission.
The 6-foot-6, 219-pound McKee held scholarship offers from around the country and was still considering Texas A&M, Texas, Alabama, Washington and BYU at the end, in addition to Stanford.
Before making his announcement on national television, McKee thanked the schools recruiting him for respecting his decision to serve a mission and said he anticipates being a better player upon his return.
ESPN analyst Rod Gilmore noted that Stanford is a good fit for the Corona, California native, particularly given the program's recent pipeline of LDS players (defensive coordinator Lance Anderson is also LDS).
Sean Barton, Houston Heimuli, Brandon Fanaika and Gabe Reid are currently on the Cardinal roster after serving, while Simi Fehoko and Loa Kaufusi previously signed with the program before leaving on missions to Korea and Taiwan, respectively.https://twitter.com/BlueBrethren/status/961275999936655360