"I made my decision last night," the 6-2, 195 Kenney tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "I'm a verbal commitment to Auburn. The spread offense is the same offense we run up here at Garden City. I think I can fit in well. It's a good conference being back in the SEC after being in the Midwest. Being that close to home makes me excited to play around a bunch of friends."
The Special Teams Player of the Year in the Jayhawk Conference as well as a first-team selection as a wide receiver, punter and punt returner, Kenney used his 4.48 speed in the 40-yard dash to have a huge season as a freshman for the Broncbusters. He caught 43 passes for 633 yards and three touchdowns.
He also carried the ball for 23 times for 322 yards and one score. If that wasn't enough he returned 11 punts for 179 yards and one touchdown and averaged over 45 yards per punt including an 82-yarder.
He becomes the Tigers' 20th verbal commitment for the 2009 signee class and will have two years to play two seasons. He is scheduled to graduate from Garden City Community College in May and says he plans to give punting a look at Auburn as well as the receiver position.
"I have always been able to kick better than the kickers we've had so I've just stuck to it," Kenney says. "That's always been my backup plan. Being a receiver I'm trying to come to Auburn and do the punting thing, too, if (Tommy) Tuberville will let that happen."
Originally from Dacula, Ga., High where former AU stars David and Kenny Irons played, Kenney played soccer until his senior season when played football for the first time. He says he has always been familiar with Auburn and when he got an offer he knew it was the right place for him.
"I have known about David Irons and the juco route he took coming out," Kenney says. "I thought it would be good for me to be that close to home. Playing for Auburn would be a dream come true. I got that opportunity and I took it right away."
He chose Auburn over Ole Miss, South Florida and others and says he is being recruited by a variety of other colleges. "I know a whole bunch of other schools are coming at me, but after getting an offer from Auburn I had to jump on it. I know Oklahoma is trying to talk to me and so are Kansas State and a whole lot of schools out in this part of the country."
Kenney adds that he is firm in his commitment to the Tigers. He is scheduled to graduate in May and will have two seasons of eligibility at Auburn. "I am excited about going to Auburn," he says. "I know it is a really good school. Being around some of the Auburn athletes, I know I will enjoy it there."
Kenney notes that he enjoys kicking. "In high school I was really big into soccer," he says. "It wasn't until my senior year before I got involved in football, but I got real big into it my senior year and brought me to where I am today."