TE Reacts To Farr News

Gabe McKenzie knows he'll face stiff competition wherever he ends up. However, one of the most appealing things about UM to him in the past has been the lack of tight ends on the Miami roster. How might the commitment of DajLeon Farr impact McKenzie's decision?

"I look at it like this -- they basically have one tight end coming back on next year's team and Coach Cristobal has always said they're gonna be taking two," McKenzie said. "It's not a big deal at all to me. As long as I take care of my own business, I think I can play right away wherever I go."

Speaking of that, the talented tight end has narrowed his list down to three -- Auburn, Alabama, and Miami. He has visits planned for all three in January.

"I start with Alabama on the 7th, then I got Auburn, then Miami," he said. "Alabama is moving up some. They've got a real good thing going on there and I'm becoming more interested in them. But it's still pretty much between Auburn and Miami with Auburn having a slight edge right now."

McKenzie talked about what gives the Tigers an edge at this point in the process.

"They're close to home and they have a good program," he said. "I'm a lot more familiar with them than I am with Miami. My visits will mean a lot. I still dont know a whole lot about Miami."

What he does know about UM's program is that it's quite impressive.

"That's pretty much the tight end factory," he said. "Look at how almost every guy they have goes into the NFL. Even the next guy, Olsen, will probably be next after Everett. They want me and I would love to play for that system and someday add my name to that list."

A full academic qualifier, McKenzie plans on taking all of his visits before making a final decision.

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