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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