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The Mac Attack Is Headed To The SagNasty — Caledonia Mr. Football Finalist Picks SVSU

By: SCOTT BURNSTEIN, January 8, 2023, 8:29 pm

Caledonia senior quarterback and 2022 Mr. Football finalist Mason McKenzie committed to Saginaw Valley State this week, sending one of the MHSAA’s most electric dual-threat signal callers to the GLIAC. SVSU has got itself a monster talent on the gridiron even if his 6-0, 175-pound size doesn’t register on the wow-factor chart. Think Johnny Football in his prime at Texas A&M.

McKenzie is the last of the Mr. Football finalist nominees to find their homes at the next level, following in the footsteps of winner and Warren De La Salle field general Brady Drogosh (Cincinnati, Detroit King All-American signal-caller Dante Moore (UCLA) and Dexter tailback Cole Cabana (Michigan).

During a magical senior campaign, McKenzie threw for 1,518 yards and 22 touchdowns, rushed for 1,686 yards and 20 touchdowns and led his Fighting Scots to an appearance in the Division 1 state championship game. As a junior, McKenzie sparked Caledonia to its first district title in a decade.

SVSU’s snaring of McKenzie for its Class of ’23 is a coup. He spurned GLIAC powers Ferris State (back-to-back DII National Champs) and Grand Valley State and DI-AA programs Eastern Illinois and Illinois States on his way to becoming a Cardinal.