Ranked as the eighth best tight end in the country by The Insiders, and a member of the South Hot 100, Gabe McKenzie attended the Auburn-LSU game and was impressed with the Home State Tigers.
"It was a big win for them. Everything they do now is looking really
good. I really like how they are playing. I talked to all the coaches and most
of the players. You could tell how happy they were in the locker room after the
game," said McKenzie.
The Florida Gators have ranked at the top as a favorite, but after Auburn's
big win on Saturday, things are starting to change for McKenzie.
"I don't know if I could say Florida is my favorite anymore. Auburn is
really starting to turn my head. I am really looking at Auburn, Florida, Miami,
and LSU. Texas, Oklahoma, and Notre Dame are starting to come into the picture.
I have not ruled Alabama out yet, they just have not really played any big games
and I heard they lost their quarterback. I am still going to go to a game
though, but Auburn, Florida, Miami, and LSU are the main ones right now."
Several coaches are calling and McKenzie has made a few calls on his own.
"Every school that has offered me a scholarship has called me. Such
schools as Auburn, Alabama, South Carolina, Florida State, Miami, Florida, and
Southern Miss have called. I have called Coach Whitt at Auburn. I am going to
start calling Auburn a lot during the week. I have called Coach Cristobal at
Miami. I have also called Coach Zook and Coach Wickline at Florida," said
A decision is still on hold for the four star tight end.
"I am going to wait until after my season. I want to take my official
visits before I make a decision. I am really focused on my team right now."
"I went to the South Carolina-Georgia game. It was a pretty good game. I
am probably going to check out South Carolina, but I really don't know yet. I am
going to try and go to a few Florida games and I am still looking for a few
other games. I will go to an Alabama game," McKenzie added.
Davidson High School is off to a good start. McKenzie is ready to play this
week after a week off due to Hurricane Ivan.
"The season is going good. We are 2-1. I scored on a 21 yard pass in the
first game and I caught a 18 yard touchdown pass in the second game. It's not
too bad here in Mobile. A few trees are knocked down and the power has been off.
We play at Fairhope on Friday. They have a couple good wide receivers and a good
quarterback, but I don't think their offensive line can handle our
defense," said McKenzie.
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