Talented Tight End Likes His Weekend In Auburn

One of the state of Alabama's top prospects discusses his visit to Auburn.

Mobile, Ala.--Gabe McKenzie, one of the state's top prospects, gave a big thumbs up on his official visit to Auburn this weekend.

The tight end from Davidson High School said the Tigers led Miami and Alabama prior to his trip to Auburn. He says that did not change and noted that he feels better than ever about Auburn.

"The coaches, the players and atmosphere--wow!," he said. "I think it would be a good place to go to college. I feel real good about Auburn. Auburn is still in the lead."

McKenzie says he really enjoyed spending time with his player host, sophomore wide receiver Courtney Taylor. He noted that the Auburn standout has a lot of personality.

Highlights of the weekend included a tour of the new academic complex for athletes that just opened, meeting other players and attending the Parade of Champions to honor the 13-0 2004 team. "I already knew a lot of the players," he notes.

"The parade was a lot of fun," he says. "Some of the fans knew me and that was fun, too."

McKenzie also says he spent quality time with position Steve Ensminger and offensive coordinator Al Borges, who spent time with the Davidson star to explain how Auburn uses the tight end in its offensive system. "That dude is a genius," McKenzie says.

McKenzie says that he is interested in majoring in engineering, which is a strong program. "That is what I am thinking about doing right now, but I have a year to decide," he notes.

He has one more visit scheduled to check out the Miami Hurricanes and says that he plans to take that and then announce his decision on a college choice.


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