Kennedy to take one official visit

Brandon Kennedy is one of Alabama's most recent commitments, and it hasn't slowed others from recruiting him. However, the versatile interior offensive lineman says he's likely finished visiting other campuses at this time.

Versatility is a big factor when breaking down three-star Wetumpka (Ala.) offensive lineman Brandon Kennedy, and it shows plenty at the high school level.

The 6-foot-2, 275-pounder has started varsity games for the Indians at tackle, guard and center over the last few years, and he's played multiple roles as a senior leader as well.

"For these past two games, I've played guard, because they like to get me out in space and pull me. But I like center, it's a great position. But it's hard, though," he said laughing. "You have to make sure you make the snap correct and take a great first step or you get blown off the ball."

The Alabama commitment is projected to play offensive guard by Scout.com, ranked No. 28 at the position nationally, though Nick Saban's staff has talked to him about playing guard or center at the next level.

Another test arrives for Kennedy Friday evening, with the talented defensive attack of Montgomery (Ala.) Carver on the docket. The Wolverines feature four-star defensive lineman Marlon Davidson and Scout's top junior in the state, Lyndell Wilson, at linebacker.

"This week we prepared well, and I'm ready to play multiple positions if that's what I need to do," he said. "I'm just going to go in there and give it my all, and hope we win.

"Mack and Marlon talk about how they're going to beat us, but I don't really talk. I just like to do it on the field and let that speak for itself."

Kennedy committed to Alabama in mid-July

The sometimes quiet, and incredibly smart, Kennedy was in Tuscaloosa with the Carver duo last weekend during Alabama's big win over Texas A&M.

"I really wasn't expecting that much of a blowout," he said. "It made me more excited to be there in January and I actually got the chance to see some of the younger guys get in so I saw who I'll be competing with."

The early-enroll prospect was once thinking about taking official visits to programs that have been in on him for some time, like Missouri and Ole Miss, but those plans have since changed. Unofficial trips will be the most time he spends on another campus.

"I don't think I'm going to take any official visits anywhere else but 'Bama, now," he said. "Auburn is still recruiting me pretty hard, but that's about it. I went to go see how they played against LSU, and obviously they played well."

Kennedy accepted an invitation to the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game, to take place December 13 in Montgomery. He's already made plans to play next to fellow Crimson Tide commitment Lester Cotton along the offensive line.


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