Makenzie is a senior at Fayette County High School. He currently plays for the homeschool team, the Citadels, where he felt he could extend his success on the field, but has also played for Home Plate, Team Elite Prime, and the Upstate Mavericks Scout Team. He pitched consistently in the 99th Percentile among his grad class in 2017. He has been selected for the Perfect Game Underclass Games in 2016 and 2017. He is committed to play at Vanderbilt University.