April 27, 2006

New WR offer close to Tide commitment

Bradenton, Fla., Academy wide receiver Jermaine McKenzie is one of the fastest prospects in a state known for producing speed.

McKenzie, 6-foot-1, 164 pounds, starred at the recent Miami Nike camp, where he wowed onlookers with a 4.41-40, 4.38 shuttle and 35-inch vertical jump.

With numbers like that it's not surprising that his offer list has jumped from one to seven, and on Tuesday McKenzie got an offer from Alabama.

Turns out, it was an offer that he had been waiting on.

"Alabama was already my favorite before they offered. I love everything about the school and started to follow them when they recruited my cousin Mike Ford last year. He said great things about them," McKenzie said.

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