McKinzy Still Solid To Auburn After Visit

Auburn commitment Cassanova McKinzy talks about his trip to Clemson and gives his thoughts on Brian VanGorder.

Birmingham, Ala.—A longtime commitment to the Auburn Tigers, four-star linebacker Cassanova McKinzy took an official visit over the weekend to check out the Clemson Tigers and while he said he enjoyed things it wasn't enough for him to change his mind on where he'll play college football.

"It was real nice there," McKinzy said. "It's not too different from Auburn. Both of them are good schools. Every school has something that makes it feel different from another school. I had a good time. It was all right.

"I just wanted to go there and see things to make sure I was making the right decision," he added about his reasons for visiting Clemson. "I'm just trying to make sure. I have always gone to Auburn and I just wanted to see if I was missing anything. I didn't want to make a commitment and look back and wish I would have gone here or there."

When the dust settled on his trip to Clemson and with the time to sit back and think things over McKinzy said for him nothing has changed as far as his commitment to Auburn is concerned.

"Auburn is good," McKinzy said. "I'm good."

In addition to his longtime commitment and relationships built at Auburn, McKinzy said that the addition of Brian VanGorder is something that has him looking forward to getting on the field for the Tigers.

"VanGorder is a good man and his whole defensive scheme is perfect," McKinzy said. "It's the kind of defense I like to be in. I don't like to sit back and just wait for things. I like to take it to them instead of them bringing it me. He's real. He's not going to sugar coat things."

After having the opportunity to meet and talk with VanGorder last weekend when he drove to Auburn for an unofficial visit, McKinzy said he's been talking up the new coordinator to several players since then. One of those happened to be at Clemson this weekend on a visit as well.

"I have been talking to guys," McKinzy said. "I was at Clemson with Ronald Darby. I talked to him some. There are a couple of other players I have been talking to as well like Stefon Diggs. I haven't talked about VanGorder to him, but just Auburn."

McKinzy said that he plans to sign at a ceremony at Woodlawn High School on signing day and he'll also do something live for a local news station as well that day.


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