2014 running back Shai McKenzie of Washington, Pa. started his recruiting process quickly with three offers during the summer. Recently he continued that hot streak by picking up two more, including his first ACC offer on Wednesday.
"Everything has been going well," said the 5-foot-11, 210-pounder. "I picked up offers during the summer, but I didn't feel like it was good enough. I knew I had talents I didn't show yet that would get me more offers."
McKenzie's first three offers came from Pittsburgh, Toledo and Youngstown State. He recently added Purdue, and then yesterday Duke joined the chase.
"It feels amazing and I'm very thankful," said McKenzie. "I must say that their programs aren't bad either."
Other schools that have been showing serious interest recently are Maryland, Georgia Tech, Penn State and West Virginia. However, while some recruits rush through their process, McKenzie is taking a different approach.
"I'm not going fast at all," he said. "I'm trying to build as much interest as possible from everywhere."
McKenzie did mention that he followed several programs while growing up, including Pittsburgh, South Carolina, Florida, West Virginia and LSU.
On the field this fall, McKenzie has been able to showcase his abilities.
"I have 1,010 yards, 16 rushing touchdowns, 17 overall and all in under 100 carries," he said. "I know that my speed, vision and power have all improved."