February 16, 2009

Kennedy standing out amidst other talent

The tiny East Texas town of Cayuga saw their football team have the most successful season in the history of school in 2008. The Wildcats advanced to the Class 1A state championship game before falling to historical power Stratford. Bigger things could be expected of the team in 2009, however.

Though they have an enrollment of only 168 total students, Cayuga has several juniors who are legitimate Division I prospects. Rivals250 to Watch running back Traylon Shead gets most of the press, and for good reason. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound junior has rushed for 7,596 yards and 102 touchdowns in his career already. However, the Wildcats feature another big-time weapon in athlete Malcome Kennedy. He is hearing from several colleges and recently received his first two offers.

"I've been offered by TCU and SMU," said the 6-foot, 195-pound Kennedy. "I'm not incredibly sure, but I think (Texas) A&M is really close to offering as well. I'm hearing from Tulsa a lot, too."

Kennedy recently attended a junior day at A&M with the rest of his teammates. Since then, he and his head coach Tommy Allison have both been in contact with the recruiter for the area, Randy Jordan.

"I've talked to coach Jordan a couple of times since the junior day in January," said Kennedy. "Coach Allison has been talking to them, too. I think they like me as a player."

Kennedy says that he enjoyed his trip to College Station. He had a chance to meet all the coaches, including a one-on-one visit with head coach Mike Sherman, as well as several of the current players.


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