McKinzy Leaves Junior Day with KU Offer
Dimonic McKinzy has played a key role in the resurgence of the football program at Wyandotte (KS) High School. After leading the Bulldogs to their first conference championship in a quarter-century in 2012, the three-star prospect picked up early offers from Nebraska, Minnesota, and Iowa. Having shown to be one of the most exciting playmakers in Kansas City, the number 17 quarterback in the class of 2014 was looking forward to visiting Lawrence for KU's Junior Day. "I was kind of anticipating going, because it was my first Junior Day," McKinzy said. "I wasn't able to make some of the other junior days I was invited to." The 6-foot, 199-pound QB came away impressed with Kansas. "The coaches, the facilities, the history of the school," he said, trailing off. "It was a good experience. I liked the weight room, and how they have the indoor hill. I hadn't seen that kind of thing before." McKinzy spent a lot of time with Matt Middleton, a Graduate Assistant that works on the offensive side of the ball. The two were quick to bond, as Middleton is also a Wyandotte County native, having played at Bonner Springs. "It was good talking to him," McKinzy said. "He's a coach you can adapt to and talk to. It's good getting away from the area we live in and go and share experiences." McKinzy was quick to point to his visit with Charlie Weis as the highlight of his visit. Like many prospects, he has great respect the head coach's record of developing quarterbacks. "Coach Weis called me and my coach to his office," he said, smiling. "We talked for a little bit. Coach Weis talked about how he's not going to beat around the bush, and he knows a good athlete when he sees one." McKinzy hopes to play quarterback in college. During their meeting, Weis made it clear where he sees the athletic prospect fitting best. "He told me he likes me more at defensive back, but hasn't seen me play QB," McKinzy said. "It's Coach Weis. It just shows me I have a lot of work to do to show that I'm a quarterback." Despite the prospect of a position change down the road, the Wyandotte prospect was very happy about the Kansas offer. "I was really excited, because it's KU," he trailed off, shaking his head. "It's different with KU, because Charlie Weis is big time. He won Super Bowls. That's a good sign right there. I know I'm doing something positive."
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