So, about that whole "Isaiah McKenzie to Miami" thing....
Spoke briefly with Isaiah McKenzie about transfer speculation: "Oh, no. I'm staying in Athens." Said returns to UGA from Florida Saturday.— Marc Weiszer (@marcweiszer) January 5, 2016
Looks like that's not happening, guys. Sorry.
Per Chase Goodbread of NFL.com, nothing is going on with McKenzie at current.
@JustinPorupski @A_Vasquez17 per UGA, no transfer in the works at this time.— Chase Goodbread (@ChaseGoodbread) January 5, 2016
Mid-day on Monday, this tweet regarding Georgia WR/Return man Isaiah McKenzie came down my twitter timeline:
According to his snapchat, Isiah Mckenzie announces transfer to Miami @UGAfootballLive @ecdawg_BI pic.twitter.com/YrRtIYJVBw— Jack Marbut (@jack_Marbut) January 4, 2016
This seemed like a classic case of social media shenanigans that is quickly recanted. And I said as much in the immediate aftermath of that tweet being posted.
"I was hacked" "my friends playing on my phone" coming in 5, 4, 3 .... https://t.co/Vbef9nMMTZ— StateOfTheU.com (@TheStateOfTheU) January 4, 2016
After that, I went about my day and kinda forgot about it. That was until hours went by without a retraction from McKenzie. And then chatter started getting louder that the talent and speedy McKenzie is, in fact, looking to transfer from Georgia. Then, our friends at Georgia's SB Nation site Dawg Nation posted this article:
Isaiah McKenzie transfer rumors picking up steam. https://t.co/owkeQFdLYb pic.twitter.com/pcobrSCzOD— Dawg Sports (@dawgsports) January 5, 2016
And now, Mr. McKenzie, you have my full and undivided attention.
So, 247Sports' Miami site InsideTheU has McKenzie's profile updated to show him as a member of the Hurricanes
@TheStateOfTheU his profile on 247 pic.twitter.com/KqaUcldHlw— Jared (@RichtGang) January 5, 2016
And their unofficial Canes roster also now lists McKenzie as well
@TheStateOfTheU YOOOO pic.twitter.com/EZq8lJgh7e— Leezy (@Franklinaire) January 5, 2016
247Sports has put McKenzie back on the UGA roster.
@RichtGang @TheStateOfTheU pic.twitter.com/RtL4z9LkCv— Julian Soublette (@jaysoub) January 5, 2016
I dunno what's going on anymore.
There are rumors that McKenzie, a 2014 graduate from local powerhouse American Heritage HS, is homesick and looking to transfer back to South Florida. And, there are further reports that McKenzie was working out at his alma mater when the news that his HS head coach Mike Rumph was hired as Miami's new cornerbacks coach. AND, on top of that, 2 coaches from Georgia with whom McKenzie was close with at UGA are now employed by Miami: Mark Richt and Thomas Brown.
Obviously there are many hurdles to clear (will McKenzie get a release? Will he get an immediate eligibility waiver?), but this is a situation that appears to be semi-serious and worth watching. Speaking of things worth watching, here are some of McKenzie's highlights.