Posted: 9:40 am Tuesday, February 4th, 2014
By Chip Towers
Georgia has apparently come forth with a late offer for a South Florida athlete. But unlike a lot of times when that happens, this kid isn’t marginal as a recruiting prospect.
Wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie (5-8, 175) is a 4-star prospect out of American Heritage High in Plantation, Fla. You may have heard of his teammate — 5-star running back and UGA commitment Sony Michel. McKenzie projects as a wideout in college but also played running back in high school and showed tremendous versatility in the Under Armour All-America game. He had 24 yards of rushing on four carries as a running back, had a 75-yard kickoff return and returned a punt 28 yards for 127 all-purpose yards.
According to Ryan Bartow of 247Sports.com, who was at the school yesterday, Georgia came through with a late offer on Monday. That may or may not be due to a late opening due to a de-commitment or a target choosing elsewhere. The Bulldogs have been trying to pull Tavon Ross of Bleckley County away from Missouri. But McKenzie previously listed Ole Miss and Virginia Tech as his favorites with Florida running third.
Now with an offer from Georgia, Bartow is predicting McKenzie will sign with the Bulldogs. He’s extremely close with Michel and has always wanted to accompany him to Athens. Until now, however, Georgia didn’t have the scholarship numbers to bring him in.
McKenzie is supposed to make his announcement at 7 p.m. Wednesday night at an event at Dave & Buster’s in Hollywood, Fla. We may not know for sure until then if Bartow is correct.