McKenzie Mathews Profile
Syracuse defensive end McKenzie Mathews (6-2, 240, 4.8) continues to favor Michigan (12/9), Pittsburgh (12/2), Boston College (1/20) and Syracuse. He now denies a leader. Last week he was slightly favoring Michigan.
"Michigan, Pitt and BC are probably the best out of the four," said Mathews, of Christian Brothers Academy. He added that his decision will be made "hopefully by Sunday (1/29)." He denies a leader.
He said he has all the information he needs to make his final decision, and will use his notes from official visits to review the pros and cons from each school.
"One of the things that I looked at from the start was that each of the schools had to have a good education," he explained. "Also, good academic support… good team chemistry… and coaching style.
"At BC, I really liked the DL coach. I felt he was a guy I could connect with. Plus they have really good academics.
"With Michigan I really like the way they do things there. They are very on-time and organized.
"At Pitt, I really liked the players. I felt comfortable with them. Also, they showed me the most interest from the get-go," Mathews said.
He added, "With Syracuse, it's the whole hometown thing. You don't have to learn how to get from Point A to Point B… I guess it's the whole familiarity thing."
Michigan and Syracuse coaches were in his home on Jan. 23, and Boston College and Pittsburgh will be making in-home visits later this week.
Mathews reports a 3.1 GPA and 1160 SAT.
Final Review for DE McKenzie Mathews
The Michigan Insider Top Stories
JKP on U-M commitment, message to ThomasDetroit (Mich.) Cass Tech's Jaylen Kelly-Powell reflects on Michigan commitment, his message to Ambry Thomas and more.
The Michigan Insider9:30 AM
Speight: Orange Bowl has magnitudeDespite not achieving the goals set forth at the beginning of the season, Michigan quarterback Wilton Speight sees the opportunity the Orange Bowl presents his team later this…
The Michigan InsiderYesterday at 4:29 PM
U-M loses CFP 'Opportunity,' focused on FSUMichigan players admit lost College Football Playoff "opportunity," look forward to FSU.
The Michigan InsiderYesterday at 4:21 PM
Michigan to face FSU in Orange BowlNo. 6 Michigan to take on No. 11 Florida State in the Capital One Orange Bowl on Dec. 30.
The Michigan InsiderYesterday at 11:42 AM
Michigan left out of CFP, drops to No. 6Michigan left out of the College Football Playoff, drops to No. 6 in final rankings.
The Michigan InsiderYesterday at 9:15 AM