New school on top for McKenzie

Wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie of Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage recaps his week-long visit to Notre Dame and talks about when he'll make a commitment.

Wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie arrived at Notre Dame a week ago without an offer from the Irish, but things have changed for the Florida athlete since last Tuesday.

"The visit went really well," McKenzie said. "It is awesome that I got an offer. My favorite part was hanging out with the players and getting to know them better. Mike (Heuerman) and Malik (Zaire) are really cool guys. They talked to me about how the team was put together and how everyone is family."

"Coach Alford was just telling me how they can get the ball in my hands and give me the freedom to make plays," McKenzie added.

McKenzie said he was able to get a good feel for campus and the facilities during his visit.

"Campus was really nice," McKenzie said. "There's a piece of history everywhere you look and it is all very interesting to me, from the church to the stadium."

Before McKenzie was offered by Notre Dame, he was planning a decision between Kentucky and West Virginia.

"Notre Dame is at the top for me now," McKenzie said. "They are my new No. 1, but I am still going to take my other visits to Cincinnati, South Florida and Rutgers and then decide between all of those schools either in the middle of summer or the beginning of the season."

Did McKenzie come close to pulling the trigger during his visit?

"I knew the entire time I wanted to take all of my visits," McKenzie said. "This is a big decision for me." Top Stories