California 4-star DT Kahlil McKenzie, son of Reggie and nephew of Raleigh, high on Vols

Kahlil McKenzie

Kahlil McKenzie

Kahlil McKenzie grew up hearing plenty about Tennessee, with his father and uncle both being Knoxville, Tenn., natives who played for the Vols and went on to spend several years in the NFL.

He now has the opportunity to follow in their footsteps.

The four-star junior defensive tackle from De La Salle High School in Concord, Calif., claims almost a dozen scholarship offers to date, including a recent offer from Tennessee, and he said he’s already planning to travel to Knoxville in the coming months to take a closer look at the Vols.

The 6-foot-4, 309-pound McKenzie is the son of Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie — a former Tennessee linebacker who played for the NFL’s Los Angeles Raiders and San Francisco 49ers — and the nephew of Raleigh McKenzie, a former Vols offensive lineman who played in the NFL for 16 years.

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oldster writes:

Great intelligent, athletic, Tennessee heritage. Hope he comes home to TN from the land of fruit and nuts.

ORboy writes:

Coach Butch has been pretty successful in playing the legacy card. And Lord knows there is a definite McKenzie family tradition at Tennessee.

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