"First off, the fans were great at Ohio State and Friday Night Lights kind of felt like a game with the excitement," Kinnel stated. "All of the guys were talking about it like it was our first game of the season. Being at this camp was so much different than a regular camp."
"Once the one-on-one's started we all were ready and hyped up to go play a game," he added. "Coach (Kerry) Coombs really said he likes me a lot, and he said he likes to recruit big cornerbacks. I'm known as a safety, but I can play corner. Ohio State is going to recruit me as a corner, which is fine with me. I can play both positions."
Michigan State is also showing a lot of interest in Kinnel, and more schools should be aware of his talents this fall.
"Michigan State said they like me a lot, and Coach (Harlan) Barnett said I shouldn't be too surprised if they offer this fall," Kinnel said. "I've been starting at Wayne since I was a freshman, and that has prepared me to be a college recruit. I'm very happy with how things have gone so far in the recruiting process."
EVALUATION: Damon Webb would be hard to knock as the top defensive back at Friday Night Lights, but Kinnel was extremely impressive in coverage. Much like he stated, I agree that he can play either safety or cornerback at the next level, and that will all sort itself out over the next two years of high school football. Kinnel is a bigger corner, and college programs love this size out on an island. He is one of Ohio's top 2015 prospects, and he certainly raised his stock with his performance at Friday Night Lights.