Mobile (Ala.) Davidson defensive end/tight end Gabe McKenzie is one of the top prospects in the state of Alabama and has every college program in the South lobbying for his services. This weekend he was in Tuscaloosa to watch the Tide host Mississippi State.
“I went to the Alabama-Mississippi State game this weekend,” McKenzie said. “It was a really fun trip. That is the first game that I had been to up there. I went up there for camp and for the A-Day game, but that’s the first real game I have been to.”
The 6-foot-3, 218-pound McKenzie runs the 40-yard dash in 4.8 seconds, has a 320-pound bench press and a 405-pound squat.
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“I got to talk to coach Shula and the rest of the coaching staff and some of the players too,” McKenzie said. “It’s not definite yet, but I talked with the coaches and I think I am going to take my official visit to Alabama on January 8-9.”
As a junior McKenzie had 28 receptions for 334 yards and four touchdowns from his tight end position.
“This weekend I will be at the Auburn-Georgia game,” McKenzie said.