"I announced on the field at 4:30 today before practice," McKenzie said. "I went up there two weeks ago and sort of made a tentative commitment, but today I made it official. I called Coach cross, then spoke to Coach Robinson and Coach Wiley."
What was it about Syracuse that made them so appealing to McKenzie?
The Coaching staff and the Athletic Director were two big reasons. A staff with NFL experience and an AD from USC where they have outstanding tadition," McKenzie said. "I also liked the way the players always give back to the school like Donovan McNabb and Art Monk. That shows me that they have a lot of pride and respect for the program."