Position/Scout Ranking: McKinzy, 6-3, 233, four stars, is ranked as the No. 10 middle linebacker in the country.
Auburn's Main Competition: He considered Alabama, Arkansas and Clemson before committing to the Tigers last March. McKinzy went on an official visit to Clemson January 20, but his commitment to Auburn remained strong.
Why Auburn Signed Him: McKinzy's height, weight and ball skills will give him the opportunity to contribute early at linebacker for the Tigers, who need talent and depth at that position.
Worth Noting: After committing to Auburn, McKinzy turned his efforts to recruiting other prospects to the Tigers. On his official visit to Clemson Jan. 20, he worked on convincing another top Auburn target, five-star cornerback Ronald Darby, to join him on the Plains.