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McKenzie invited to combine

NATCHEZ — Trinity Episcopal School’s Tip McKenzie will be tearing up the high school camp circuit this summer, putting his skills on display for colleges across the southeast.

McKenzie will participate in several camps hosted by colleges in the region, including Mississippi State, Southern Miss, Louisiana Tech and Southern Methodist. He will also be playing for the Mississippi seven-on-seven squad in a tournament hosted by The University of Alabama, he said.

The icing on the cake will come after the high school season is completed. McKenzie was recently invited to play in the Max Emfinger All-American Game this winter, he said.

“I was pretty excited (when I heard),” McKenzie said

“He sent me an e-mail on Facebook (to invite me). (I am going to play) slot and running back (at the game).”

Emfinger is a recruiting guru, who holds an annual All-Star game for high school seniors. Last season the seventh-annual, all-star game was played on Dec. 31 in Baton Rouge. McKenzie is unsure of exactly when the game will be this year, but thinks it will be in Baton Rouge again, he said.

McKenzie is being recruited by several schools in the southeast. He has scholarship offers from Memphis, Southern Miss, Vanderbilt, Alcorn State, Jackson State and Southern, he said. He is also being recruited by Mississippi State, Louisiana Tech, Arkansas State and SMU, he said.

McKenzie hopes to make his college decision by the end of the summer, he said.

The Saints’ junior starred all over the field for Trinity last year playing running back, slot receiver, safety and even some quarterback. He amassed nearly 3,000 all-purpose yards last season, scoring 34 touchdowns and intercepting five passes. He was one of the stand-outs on a team that went 15-0 and won the state title.

“It was a pretty good season,” McKenzie said.

“It was real good, because I came from a school (Wilkinson County Christian) where we only won six games in two years, so it felt pretty good to come up here and win 15 in one season.”

McKenzie expects nothing less from his Saints again this fall, he said.

“I expect the same thing next season, another perfect season,” McKenzie said.

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