Heralded recruit Tyrone McKenzie quits MSU

One of Michigan State's top offensive recruits from a season ago, Tyrone McKenzie, has left the Spartans football team, dis-enrolled from school and is returning to his native Florida. Find out more on McKenzie and his status inside.

EAST LANSING, MI - One of Michigan State's top offensive recruits from a season ago, Tyrone McKenzie, has left the Spartans football team, dis-enrolled from school and is returning to his native Florida.

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.

It is believed that McKenzie could enroll in Central Florida. Although he was recruited by both Florida and Florida State, neither offered him a scholarship. He is unlikely to walk-on.


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