Tide Hopes to Make up Ground on Official Visit

Gabe McKenzie, from Davidson High School in Mobile, will take an official visit to Tuscaloosa.

"It looks like I am still going on my visit to Alabama this weekend. I really don't know yet what I
will be looking for on the visit. I guess I will know when I get there.  Alabama has moved up on my list because I had not been mentioning them for a while. They are in my final three. I mean it's still Auburn, Miami, and then Alabama," said Gabe McKenzie.

Alabama offers early playing time for a tight end signed in 2005. 

"I know  I would be able to get early playing time at Alabama. They are losing a senior, and the junior will not be playing next year. I think I will play, next year, at any school I go to.  I will just see how the visit goes," said McKenzie.

McKenzie has been impressed by the Alabama coaching staff.

"I have met with Coach Shula and Coach Wyatt. Coach Shula is real nice. He is a good head coach.  He is young. He had a lot of young players this year, and they also had a lot of injuries. They are going to be really good in the next few years, when everyone gets older. Coach Wyatt is my recruiting coach. He is real nice. I talk to him a lot. He has come to see me a lot.  I really like talking with him."

A final decision will be reached after McKenzie takes his last visit.

"It might hurt Alabama because I am going to Auburn next weekend (1/14), and then I go to Miami (1/21). I will have my decision after the Miami visit," said McKenzie.

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