McKenzie enjoys Florida, plans to see two more schools

One of the most sought after targets remaining on the board is receiver Isaiah McKenzie (5-8, 180, Plantation, FL American Heritage) who took an official to Florida this weekend.

McKenzie told Gator Country that the trip went well and that one of the best parts of the visits was hanging out with current Gator players.

“My official to Florida was good,” McKenzie said. “One of my favorite parts was hanging out with the players.  My player host was Jalen Tabor but I mainly hung out with Ahmad [Fulwood]and Duke [Dawson] this weekend.”

McKenzie has high expectations for the University of Florida and those expectations were met — and even exceeded — by Will Muschamp and his coaching staff. McKenzie couldn’t think of anything that he didn’t like about the visit and said that he saw enough this weekend to make him comfortable with Florida.

“The visit was good and everything went smooth,” McKenzie said. “There was nothing at Florida that I didn’t like. I got to see everything that I needed to see during the official visit.”

McKenzie was able to sit down with Will Muschamp who told him that he was a wanted man in Gainesville.

“Coach Muschamp was asking me how I liked the visit and stuff like that,” McKenzie said. “He told me that he was coming down to see me this week for in-home visit. Coach Muschamp was also telling me that he needs more playmakers like me for the new offense that coach [Kurt] Roper is bringing to Florida.”

After meeting with Will Muschamp the American Heritage prospect was able to sit down with receiver coach Joker Phillips who told him the need for receivers at Florida is big.

“Coach Phillips was telling me about the receivers they had on the roster already,” McKenzie said. “He said that he needs more receivers like me to come in and make plays.”

After taking an official to Florida this past weekend McKenzie still has plans to see two more schools and make a decision in February.

“I still plan to take my next two officials to Ole Miss and Notre Dame,” McKenzie said. “I plan to make my final decision on national signing day.”

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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.