McKinzy a Man on a Mission
Quarterback Dimonic McKinzy is a man on a mission. And that mission began today. The 2014 quarterback from Wyandotte (KS) High School in Kansas City boarded a plane on January 2nd, bound for the Semper Fi Proving Ground National Combine in Carson, CA. McKinzy knows of the perception of high school football in Kansas. He's working to change that. "It really does make me want to prove there's talent here," McKinzy said. "I'm going to show them." A three-star prospect ranked as the #17 quarterback in the class of 2014, McKinzy led the Bulldogs to their best season in six years. The 6-foot, 199-pound dual-threat threw 25 touchdown passes in 2012, adding another 6 TDs on the ground. McKinzy already holds scholarship offers from Nebraska, Iowa, and Minnesota. With each program recruiting him as a quarterback first, the talented junior is eager to prove he can play at the collegiate level. "I've been lifting and training with my coaches," he said of the time he's devoted to the Semper Fi combine since the end of the season. "Just mentally getting ready." Knowing he'll face elite-level talent from around the country, McKinzy isn't fazed. "It really doesn't have an effect," he said confidently. "I'm still going to the quarterback I am and do my job, nothing extra." "It's me versus me – just beat me. I learned that from my pops and my coach." As he makes his way to the big stage, McKinzy knows what he wants from his trip to California. "My goal is to get recognition so I can be an All-American quarterback next year and play in the bowl game."
AllCyclones Top Stories
Iowa State 2016 Class Review: ReceiversAllCyclones.com is taking a position by position look at Iowa State's 2016 class with the help of each position coach. Up now is wide receiver, where the Cyclones added two…
Iowa State 2016 Class Review: LinebackersAllCyclones.com is taking a position by position look at Iowa State's 2016 class with the help of each position coach. First up is linebacker where the Cyclones added Tymar Sutton.
AllCyclonesYesterday at 1:02 PM
VIDEO: Campbell Completes Strong First ClassScout.com's Allen Trieu talks about which new head coaches around college football made impacts on their first Signing Day, including Iowa State coach Matt Campbell.
AllCyclonesYesterday at 8:36 AM
Where Do Iowa State's 2016 Signees Come From?Iowa State is signing 29 prospects in its 2016 class from 17 different states. Here's a look at each signee in the class, who they are and where they're from.
AllCyclonesTuesday at 10:38 PM
Iowa State National Signing Day Live BlogAllCyclones.com has you covered all day during Signing Day as Iowa State's commits fax their National Letters of Intent, when coaches talk about the class and more.
AllCyclonesTuesday at 9:53 PM