McKenzie has a couple favorites

Isaiah McKenzie waited patiently for offers to come and now he has 8 of them on his list. The 2014 athlete of American Heritage (Plantation, FL) is being recruited by some programs at receiver, and some at corner, but his future position matters little to him. McKenzie hopes to make a decision near the end of spring.

Isaiah McKenzie picked up his first offer from Massachusetts and since has gotten offered by Boston College, South Florida, West Virginia, Kentucky, Cincinnati, Marshall, and Western Michigan. "I've been waiting on it, I've been waiting on offers and everything. Since they came, I've been excited," he said.

"(Coaches) tell me they like my speed and what I can do on both sides of the ball. Some of the schools are recruiting me for corner and some are recruiting me for receiver."

The 5-foot-8, 165-pound speedster said two programs on his offers list are standing out just a little more than the rest right now.

"I really like West Virginia. I haven't talked to the coach a lot, but I really like them because of the way their program is. Kentucky too, I talk to the Kentucky coach a lot. Those are the two that stand out right now," he said.

"I don't know too much about (Kentucky), but they're in the SEC. When I talk to the coach, he tells me good things about being there and that when I get there, I can play, that I have a spot."

McKenzie hopes to visit Kentucky before spring is over and plans on seeing a few programs in the summer. West Virginia is at the top of the summertime visit list, but he said he may commit to a program before summer arrives.

"I'm planning on making my decision at the end of spring," he said.

"(I'm looking for) first, the education. I want a good graduation rate and things like that. Second, the people I'm around and how the environment is." McKenzie is listening to advice from his family and coaches as he goes through the decision-making process.

"They tell me to keep in mind how the team benefits me and to look at the education and think about life after football," he said.

McKenzie plans to compete in the NFTC camp in Miami this weekend and he's hungry to compete against the area's top talent. Stay tuned to FOX Sports NEXT for the latest on his recruitment.


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