Over the last three weeks, Isaiah McKenzie has shot up Florida’s recruiting board faster than his 40-yard dash.
The Gators offered him Jan. 3 following his impressive showing in the Under Armour All-America Game, and this past weekend he officially visited UF.
On Tuesday, Florida coach Will Muschamp, offensive coordinator Kurt Roper and secondary coach Travaris Robinson stopped by Plantation American Heritage to meet with McKenzie.
“Everything went well,” he said. “We just talked about my visit and had some laughs. It was good to see them again, and I feel like they really want me.”
Receivers coach Joker Phillips tells the 5-foot-8, 165-pound McKenzie he can fill the void left by senior Solomon Patton, and Muschamp stressed Tuesday how much of a priority he is.
“Coach Muschamp was saying how the class is filling up, but he has a spot for me and hopes I come because they need me for their new offense,” McKenzie said. “At the same time, he’s not pressuring me to commit and I respect that.”
McKenzie will visit Ole Miss next and then Notre Dame the weekend before signing day. He claims no leader right now, but admits the Gators have improved their chances as of late.
“They made me have high interest in them with my visit and now meeting with the coaches again,” McKenzie said. “I also like the players a lot. They’re recruiting me, too. But I just have see these other schools so I can make the right decision.”
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The perfect fit for the orange and blue!
With Eric Lauderdale opting for Arizona State, we can see another reason why the recruiting spotlight for the Gators has fallen more vividly on McKenzie, Myles Autry and other WR prospects closer to home. Small, fast and quick guys flourish in the spread and McKenzie, Autry or another such guy will turn into a star for UF. Which of the remaining receiver prospects would the rest of you most like to see in our colors?
I strongly feel he will become a gator, the fact their closer to home. He may feel at home south bend, but the fact he felt at home on his official gives me the feeling of him being a gator. He will be the gators next jacquez green. ..
Are we for sure missing on Lauderdale? I haven’t read anything online indicating that he is favoring Arizona State at this point other than Zach’s twitter post. I know he announces on Saturday.
He may be a smaller guy than some of the others we have been pursuing, but, he runs like he’s 6′-4″ tall. It’s easy to see he has heart, like Solo and he breaks tackles. We really need this guy, to help fill the hole left by Solo’s departure.
missing out on lauderdale is huge. good defensive class coming in but lack of immediate impact players on offense. muschamps days could
Where do you all read your news from? Eric Lauderdale announces his decision this Saturday and nobody knows anything yet. If he does choose ASU, then expect McKenzie to go to the good guys.
I wish Prince and McKenzie would go ahead and commit. Those two would really help this team. I hate to hear McKenzie is visiting Ole Mi$$.
lol@ shariff,, stevie wonder can see that!
Can you give us some updated odds on us landing McKenzie, Lauderdale?
Florida does need to add a few wr in this year class, but it won’t be a deal breaker because they have numbers coming back from last year team…im just curious about the qb position because it seems like we only have two qbs in driskel and Grier.
Go Dawgs! Dawgs dominate State of Florida for 2014 signing class.