While spring football is wrapping up at several places throughout the South, it only began Monday at Natchez (Miss.) Trinity Episcopal, home to junior athlete Jaborian McKenzie.
"I was ready to start," McKenzie said. "A lot of schools that came by [in recent weeks] said they'd come back."
At Trinity Episcopal, the 5-foot-8, 169-pound McKenzie will play some quarterback, some running back and some receiver. In college, he'll likely be in the slot and returning kicks.
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McKenzie currently has nine offers, including five from FBS programs (Indiana, Kansas State, Memphis, Southern Miss, Vanderbilt). Kansas State and Northwestern State were the most recent programs to pull the trigger.
On Friday, McKenzie will travel to SMU.
"It's a little visit," he said. "They've got a couple guys coming in from California and the coach told me to come in. They're showing me a lot of interest. They want to see me up close."
SMU isn't the only one.
"They all want to see me in camp to see me in person," McKenzie said. "I'm going to camp at Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Miami, Louisiana Tech and Southern Miss. Most likely, I'll be booked every weekend this summer."
McKenzie claims to have no leaders at the moment. He hopes to name a top three sometime during the summer.
"I would have to say Indiana and Southern Miss are recruiting me the hardest," McKenzie said. "Vanderbilt, too. They're on me pretty hard. Everybody is the same right now."