Despite Ken's preference for playing offense, Akron, the only school at this time that has offered a scholarship, is considering Ken as a defender. "Akron was talking to me today about playing linebacker. I can play linebacker because I like to hit, but I prefer to play offense." Ken was in Akron this weekend for a junior day and seemed very impressed. "It shocked me being on the campus because I didn't know the campus was so amazing. I saw the football facility, and they have a great coaching staff. They got their first conference championship in 105 years."
As Ken prepares for his senior season in high school, he identified his weaknesses and strengths respectively. "I need to improve upon my consistency of running great routes and going hard every snap of the ball." Ken caught only 9 passes as a junior in a run oriented offense but considered himself to have good hands. For his strengths, he responded, "I'm a very intense player. I play hard. I also run crisp routes and am a sure tackler."
Despite growing up in the Dayton area which is often considered Buckeye territory, Ken totally omitted Ohio State as one of his favorite schools but identified another Big Ten institution. "Well, I follow Wisconsin and Notre Dame. When I was younger I saw some Wisconsin games, and it just stuck with me."
Ken has not yet been on the Cincinnati campus and explained why. "I haven't received any letter in the mail inviting me to attend any junior days."
When asked about his criteria for choosing a college, Ken replied, "Academics, coaching staff and the program." He was asked to elaborate, "I'm planning to major in business, and I want a coaching staff that works real hard and sets high goals. I want to play for a staff that wants the best for their players." Ken estimated his GPA to be 2.4 and plans to take the ACT for the first time on April 8.
Ken's summer plans are to attend camps at Michigan, Ohio State and Notre Dame.