DE Mathews Visiting Michigan and Ohio State

Defensive end McKenzie Mathews of Christian Brothers Academy in Syracuse, N.Y., has scheduled a pair of official visits the Michigan and Ohio State. spoke Weds with the three-star athlete, who said he is taking his time with the process.

At 6-foot-2, 240-pounds, McKenzie Mathews will most likely spend his college career on the defensive line. "All of the schools that are recruiting me want for the end spot," he said. "That's where I want to play and where I think I am best."

Reporting close to 15 offers, the most recent coming from Central Florida, the three-star talent said he is planning on taking three official visits during the season, two of which are set. "I'm going to the Ohio State - Michigan State game, and I'm going to the Michigan - Ohio State game."

McKenzie said that even though he has scheduled two of his allotted five official visits to the Big Ten powers, nobody stands on top. "I really don't have a favorite," he said. "I went down to Pitt to see them play Notre Dame and the staff (at Pitt) treated me nice, but they lost so it wasn't as good there. I went to the Syracuse - West Virginia game also. I'd say the atmosphere at both schools was about the same. But nobody is a favorite, I'll take my visits then decide on Signing Day."

As Michigan fans will recall, McKenzie is friends with current Michigan running back Mike Hart, also from the Syracuse area. "He had a pretty good game against Michigan State didn't he?" McKenzie said. "It doesn't look like his hamstring is bothering him anymore. He text-messaged me after the game, but I haven't spoken to him since."

McKenzie said the Michigan State and Ohio State coaches called on Wednesday, and he would be calling him back in the evening. On the season Christian Brothers is 5-0, and their star defensive end reports over 40 tackles, with 11 sacks. The Brothers visit Auburn on Friday.

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