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Five stand out for McKinzy

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Kansas City (Kan.) Wyandotte quarterback Dimonic McKinzy is used to being decisive from his experience leading offenses. The class of 2014 prospect has also carried that clear decision making over to his recruitment.
After receiving early offers from Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska at camps this summer, McKinzy has already started to settle on a top group that includes the three that have offered, and two that have not.
"All I am waiting on is Mizzou and Ohio State at this point," McKinzy said. "There are a lot of schools that have sent me mail, but those are the ones that have stuck out."
Communication with both Missouri and Ohio State has been on-going this summer. The Buckeye's interest took a tick upwards following a camp appearance last month.
"I actually went down there towards the end of July for the Friday Night Lights," McKinzy said. "They were really interested in me and they are going to be coming to some of my games."
Missouri coaches have also told McKinzy they will be watching his junior season progression closely, and he is looking to get down to Columbia to see the Tigers play this fall.
"Hopefully I get to go to the Georgia game at Mizzou," McKinzy said. "I was supposed to go up there before school started, but the schedules didn't match up."
McKinzy is also looking to get trips in to Iowa and Minnesota this fall. He has built a relationship with Hawkeyes' assistant Levar Woods, and had a strong initial impression of Minnesota coaches following his camp appearance in Minneapolis this summer.
"It was really welcoming and it was comfortable," McKinzy said of Minnesota. "I met with their defensive coordinator and he made us feel really welcome."
This fall, McKinzy will be leading a new offense after starting his prep career at University Academy. He transferred to Wyandotte in June.
"Actually, it is pretty much the same as my old offense because my former head coach is good friends with the head coach I am under now so they share plays," McKinzy said.
The 6-foot, 198-pound McKinzy is listed as a dual-threat quarterback and is being recruited explicitly for that position in college.
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