Duke Football Recruiting: Tennessee Volunteers offer Shai McKenzie


Shai McKenzie continues to rack up offers, and he received a big one today from an SEC school when the Tennessee Volunteers sent the three-star Pennsylvania running back an offer. The Volunteers have been busy offering prospects on the recruiting trail lately, and McKenzie is a high-line three-star recruit deserving of more attention.

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The Duke Blue Devils are among several teams to have offered the Washington High star, and the Akron Zips offered McKenzie earlier this month. Pittsburgh, Purdue, Maryland, Rutgers, Toledo, and Youngstown State have also offered him, and he has become a popular recruit in west Pennsylvania and east Ohio.

Several large programs have also shown interest in Shai McKenzie, with Ohio State, Penn State, Michigan, Wisconsin, and West Virginia being the five headliners.

Coaches from Rutgers and Maryland checked in with the top 30 running back earlier this month, and McKenzie is one of the most highly rated 2014 recruits in the 2014 class. He has a great mix of size and speed with a 4.42 forty and a 5’11”, 210 pound frame that gives him the ideal measurables at the running back season. McKenzie is coming off of a huge season, and the offers are just rolling in for him.

Chalk up Tennessee as arguably his biggest offer to date, and there will be more top offers on the horizon. The Blue Devils haven’t shown too much earlier interest in McKenzie since offering him, but it’s still very early.

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