Dear Alex Kenney, come to Penn State
Rivals is reporting that recruit Alex Kenney is trimming his list down, this is my pitch for why Penn State wants him..
As a State High alum, I’ve had lots of reasons to make the walk across town on a friday night and watch the Little Lions play at Memorial Field. The team recently has had lots of sucess and has been ranked in the top ten in the state and 300 in the country. Although the ranking and only one State Championship (1973) are not always something to brag about, State High has given the college football and NFL worlds plenty of good players. Here are few worth mentioning from the most recent years.Jordan Norwood,Larry Johnson,Tony Johnson, Nate Stupar.
Recently Alex Kenny has emerged as one of the top playmakers in the state. I’ve seen him play in person and I can tell you he is one of the most talented high school players I’ve seen. He reminds me very very much like D-Will with his speed and cutting ability. But I’ll let the film speak for itself. This first video is from this past season, click here for tape from his Sophmore year. Any other videos out there you have to pay for to see, so I’ll let you do that on your own time.
I think Penn State could use him, sources say that he doesn’t want to come here because he father teaches at Penn State and its too close to home, but if he comes here he could be a great asset to the program.
Still not sold? Here are some stats:
Wt: 181 lbs
Forty: 4.35 secs
Class: 2010 (High School)
As a Junior:
52 carries, 67 yards,12 yac, 7 TDs
16 catches,240 yards, 4 TDs
23.5 punt return average (2 TDS)
39.3 kickoff return (1 TD)
Ran a 10.64 100M Dash his Juinor year
As a sophomore Kenney totaled 1,000 yards of offense, averaging 7.3 yards-per-carry and 26.8 yards-per-catch. He also scored 11 total touchdowns. He was a third team Class AAAA all-state selection as an athlete. At the Pennsylvania state track and field championships on May 23-24, he finished third in the 200-meter dash with a time of 21.75 and fifth in the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.82 seconds.
Ran 10.8 100M dash and 21.40 200m dash times in spring of 2007, the nation’s top times in each event for freshman.
Clocked a 6.75 sec indoor 60m in Jan. of ’08 – fastest high school time in Easten U.S. Third-team all-state in football as a sophomore in ’07.