TEN thoughts from the state championships - Part 7
Plantation American Heritage athlete Isaiah McKenzie was sensational against Green Cove Springs Clay in their state title game, making at least ESPN Top 10 type plays - one on a return where he traversed the field several times and the second on a catch where he blew past defenders.
McKenzie, 5-foot-8, 165-pounds, has a chance to be something special in South Bend. This Notre Dame commitment from will give the Fighting Irish a nice jolt of lightning and home run ability from an offensive standpoint as well as special teams. He had a super senior season, cementing his status as one of the state’s elite play makerss.
Notre Dame needs to add team speed and McKenzie is one of the swiftest in Florida. He should line up as a slot receiver and get some touches at running back. He will also have a chance to be a return guy on punts and kickoffs. So you are looking at McKenzie being a truly impact player on offense and special teams for Notre Dame.
He’s not the only athletic Floridian headed to the Fighting Irish. Notre Dame has also committed Corey Holmes from down the road at nearby Ft. Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas. These two will give that offense some much needed explosiveness.
Interestingly the Irish walked with two Florida running backs last year (Tarean Folston and Greg Bryant) and a Florida tight end in Mike Heuerman.
TEN thoughts from the state championships
Part 1- Dalvin’s Cook’in!
Part 2 - Raging debate
Part 3- Impressive Ivey
Part 4- South Florida domination
Part 5- What a class
Part 6- Something special
Part 7- Lightning
Part 8- Darling’s golden
Part 9 -Missing in action
Part 10 –Creating buzz
Jamie has been covering college football recruiting since 1992 and is entering his ninth year with Scout.com and FOXSports.com. He’s currently a National Recruiting Analyst and Manager for the state of Florida. Jamie is also covering the NFL Draft for the network.