(NEW YORK) — Coming out of Birmingham, Alabama, linebacker Cassanova McKinzy was a highly touted recruit with multiple big-time Division I programs trying to get McKinzy to sign a letter of intent with their respective university. Turns out, the key to McKinzy’s heart, or stomach, was fast food.
McKinzy ended up choosing Auburn. He was heavily recruited by Clemson, but one of the reasons McKinzy decided not to attend the university was because they didn’t have a Chick-fil-A on campus when he made his visit to the university.
“(It was) kind of the environment and plus they had no Chick-fil-A on campus,” McKenzy said in an interview when asked why he decided not to attend Clemson. “You had to go like, probably like 15 minutes off campus to go to like a real restaurant. Their cafe was kind of small.”
McKinzy likely didn’t see all that the campus has offer, mainly because it does in fact have a Chick-fil-A on campus.
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Jill Martin, CNN
Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire