Tide Verbal Commitment Decides Other Visits

Bradenton Academy wide receiver Jermaine McKenzie announced his verbal commitment to the University Alabama the first week of May and was the first commitment of the Tide's 2007 class. McKenzie was in Tuscaloosa for the senior mini-camp and talks of his time on campus and other visits.

"It was good," Jermaine McKenzie said of his trip to Tuscaloosa. "It was a good experience. I saw the campus, and it is beautiful. The football facilities are beautiful. I toured the academic center, and it's pretty nice. I feel comfortable there now since I visited."

"Overall it was really good. Tuscaloosa is a beautiful town with nice people. I felt very comfortable. It is where I want to spend the next four to five years. I won't be taking any other visits. I will only visit Alabama. I will take my official visit the week of the Auburn game."

The Scout.com four-star receiver was in Tuscaloosa for the entire weekend. He enjoyed working with his future position coach and was impressed with several players at the camp.

"On Saturday coach [Mike] Shula told me to chill out," McKenzie said. "I just watched the camp. I went out there and caught balls Sunday. I thought coach [Charlie] Harbison was a good coach. He told me he has my back 100%. That makes me feel really good especially coming from the wide receivers coach."

"There were a couple of guys that I liked out there. I liked Robert Marve from Tampa-Plant and Joe Weatherford. I thought he was pretty good. There was only one defensive back I had trouble with and that was my cousin Donald Warren. He is a rising junior from St. Petersburg. Everyone else was pretty much a cake walk. Donald is transferring to my school this fall."

Stay tuned to Scout.com as we track Jermaine McKenzie's senior year.


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