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Tanner McKee, Stanford Signee, Won't Play College Football Until 2020

A general view of an empty Stanford Stadium.

PALO ALTO, CA - OCTOBER 25: Stanford Stadium awaits the next game after the Stanford Cardinal defeated the Oregon State Beavers 38-14 on October 25, 2014 at Stanford Stadium in Palo Alto, California. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

Tanner McKee won't be playing anywhere next year.

Tanner McKee is a pro-style quarterback out of Corona, California. He is a four-star recruit, per 247Sports.

The site ranks him No. 46 overall and No. 3 among pro-style QBs. He's the seventh-ranked player from California.

On National Signing Day, McKee announced his commitment to Stanford. The star quarterback signed with Stanford, but also held offers from Alabama, Texas, and Texas A&M -- all of whom were in McKee's final four.

However, McKee is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As a practicing Mormon, he plans to go on a two-year mission following his senior year of high school.

As a result, he won't begin his college football career until 2020. Stanford will have to wait to see their prized quarterback recruit take the field.

While he's gone, life at Stanford will move on for head coach David Shaw. Asked if a coaching change would impact his decision, McKee revealed it might, but perhaps not.

"If a head coach leaves or there are major changes in program, then maybe I re-evaluate," McKee says. "But I'm not halfway in, halfway out unless something drastic happens."

Now the next step is finding out where the mission will take McKee. He won't find out until just before the announcement.

[Bleacher Report]