Kennard becomes the second confirmed scholarship offer in the class of 2015 along with Florida's Ben Simmons.
"He's obviously excited about the Duke offer," Kennard's father, Mark, told Scout.com
Early on in his recruiting, Kennard is often associated with Big 10 programs such as Michigan, Ohio State, and Michigan State. He recently attended Michigan's team camp, and reported the experience as very positive.
"It was a great experience. I have always loved going up there. We have been up there the past three years. Our team played very good. We went three and two but all the games were close. We were in the highest level of all the teams. So it was a very good experience."
Right now Kennard has not begun to narrow down his list of schools and reports "nine or ten" high major offers. Those offers include Ohio State, Indiana, North Carolina, West Virginia, Michigan, Butler, Kentucky, Louisville.
After seeing Kennard in action, Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski took the Blue Devils' interest from an evaluation up to an official offer very quickly. The move will likely keep Duke in the running as the 6-foot-4 guard has expressed an interest in narrowing down his list. Kennard previously told Scout.com that schools who had been with him the longest would stand the best chance of making the upcoming round of cuts.
"I think it'd be kind of hard to (catch up)," said Kennard. "They're great schools though -- it's hard."
The most recent Scout.com analysis of Kennard paints a picture of a big combo guard who excels at scoring in a variety of ways as Evan Daniels wrote:
"He's a skilled 6-foot-4 wing guard, Kennard was one of the better offensive threats at NIKE Elite 100 this past weekend. Kennard aggressively drove to either side and proved to be a strong finisher at the rim. He also showed a floater and confidence in his mid-range pull-up. While he didn't connect on long-range shots when I watched, it was clear he has deep range on jump shot. Kennard appears to be one of the better wings in the 2015 class."