For Parkville (Baltimore) linebacker Dylan McKenzie, a visit to Maryland vaulted the Terps into his top spot. "I went up to Maryland for a visit and to watch practice, and I fell in love with the place."
McKenzie came to Maryland to talk to Coach Sollazzo about his recruitment. "I went up there with two of my teammates to talk to Coach Sollazzo, the recruiting coordinator," he said. "He wants me to come to the one-day camp and evaluate me more and send my film to him, which will be out on Tuesday [April 27th]."
The business-like approach to practice was the main factor that influenced McKenzie. "I loved the way practice was run. They meant business and it just hit me that this is the best football program for me personally."
So far, McKenzie hasn't received any offers, but that might change when he goes to camps, specifically the Maryland one-day camp. "I haven't got any offers yet. He [Sollazzo] seemed real interested so I think at the camp I'll get the offer."
Other schools are still contacting McKenzie despite the impression Maryland left on him. "I've heard from Rutgers a lot, and Towson. Pitt talks to me every now and then. None of them have offered yet. It's been the same story – ‘Come to the camp so we can watch you work and we'll talk about offering then.'"