McKenzie, who was expected to compete for playing time in the Spartans offense, is said to have become disenchanted with being red-shirted while fellow freshman Jehuu Caulcrick was inserted, with great success, into the MSU lineup.
The former prep star from Sarasota, (FL) Riverview high school surprised many when he committed to Michigan State early in the process. At the time, he told the St. Peterburg Times, "I get along with the players. They've got a lot of things going for them. It seems like a good school."
But it appears that McKenzie got homesick and decided if he wasn't playing, he might as well be at home.