Massillon's Kempt Hearing From Several

Massillon junior quarterback Kyle Kempt has his team off to a fine start in 2011, as he has led his team to a 5-1 record. Kempt, who holds five scholarship offers, has taken in a few unofficial visits this season and has two more planned. Who is interested in this highly-rated passer?

Massillon junior quarterback Kyle Kempt might not be putting up the numbers he achieved as a sophomore, but his team is running the football effectively and has a 5-1 record. Kempt, who threw for over 1,600 yards last season with 14 touchdowns and only four interceptions, is adjusting to the Tigers new offensive attack.

"I'm not throwing as often this year, and we are really running the ball well," he said. "I didn't get off to a great start, but I've been playing good, consistent football lately. I'm over 60% completion, and I'm moving better in the pocket. My footwork is better and I'm getting the ball out faster, so overall I've been happy."

Kempt, 6-foot-5, 200-pounds, has attracted five offers to date, from Bowling Green, Stanford, Tennessee, Toledo and West Virginia. He is also in contact with several top programs.

"I'm speaking to a lot of schools, and I've been invited to a lot of games," Kempt reported. "I've been invited to places like Florida, Florida State, Auburn, Tennessee, Arkansas, Notre Dame, Alabama, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Michigan State and some others I can't remember right now."

"I have scheduled a few upcoming visits," he continued. "I'm going to Tennessee for the LSU game, and I'm definitely going out to Notre Dame when they play USC. I want to catch a Florida game if I can, and I want to get more familiar with the SEC."

Last weekend saw Kempt return to Ohio State for his second unofficial visit this season.

"I enjoyed the trip to Ohio State Saturday, and I was able to take my grandfather, who was in town," Kempt stated. "It was good to be able to get to Ohio State again, to stay in touch with them. I was also there earlier this year for the Akron game. Everything was good overall, and Ohio State remains a place of interest to me."

"It was also great to see (former teammate) Devin Smith play," he added. "Devin and I speak fairly often, and I know how much he loves it there. Ohio State told me they have been impressed with my season so far, and they're going to keep checking out my film. I'm not real sure where things are down there, and we will see how things go from here."

Two weeks ago Kempt ventured to Morgantown to watch West Virginia do battle with LSU.

"I loved the visit to West Virginia, and that was my favorite visit so far," he stressed. "I speak to the quarterback coach often, and we are developing a great relationship. I was impressed with (Mountaineer quarterback) Geno Smith, and I could definitely see myself in that offense. They have a great system, and they really protect the quarterback well."

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