"I committed to Minnesota at the spring game and it was a very intense moment for me because I was waiting for it," McKinzy told GopherDigest. "I was just so excited. The coaches just make you feel so comfortable and made me feel like if I was to choose Minnesota, then it would be the best decision of my life. So far it has been and I have been talking with people who have came through the school and graduated. With their degree in business, they have successful after football. I want to have a life after football and Minnesota is the best option for me."
"People who have gone through what I am trying to get through have been telling me how Minnesota is the best option. Football is going to end one day and I want to be great in football, but also in life. I thank God for the opportunity Coach Kill has given me."
The 6-0, 212-pound signal caller is ranked as the No. 27 quarterback in the nation and a three star recruit by Fox Sports Next, but remains solid to Minnesota despite others wanting him to take a look. Not only is he solid, but he is recruiting for the Gophers and have been in the ear of a talented safety.
"I was hearing from some schools and getting mail, but haven't been hearing from any schools at this moment," said McKinzy. "Everything is chill right now. I am 100% committed to Minnesota and building towards a great future."
"I have done some recruiting for the Gophers and have been doing that on Twitter. People that I see that have Minnesota offers, I try to tell them how big that is. I have a close friend in Khari Blasingame from Alabama and he plays safety. We became real close and I have been steady in his ear about Minnesota. I mostly tell him how he should commit because they have offered him."
McKinzy will be graduating early and wants to be ready for spring ball, so he has been working on his game by sharpening his skills with his personal quarterback trainer Skip Stitzell.
"I got a personal quarterback trainer and have been working with him," said McKinzy. "I have been with him since 6th grade, so I go see him every other weekend. With my quarterback coach, he emphasizes a bunch on footwork. We also work on quarterback mechanics like throwing motion, release point, velocity and reading the defense."
"Minnesota told me that they want me to come in and play quarterback. They want me there because my athletic ability and me being able to escape pressure. They want me to just fit in with the offense and try to create a different style of offense for my skills."