Focus 2006: Missouri DE/OL Zach Kendall Recruiting Update

An intriguing prospect to keep an eye on out of the state of Missouri this fall will be Harrisonville defensive end Zach Kendall. Coming from a smaller class than most notable prospects in Missouri, Kendall is quickly emerging as one of the top defenders in the state.

"Zach moves his feet real well, and can move effectively in open space," said head coach Fred Bouchard. "He understands leverage real well, and he is able to make quick reads out on the field. He plays his best when the biggest games are on the line."

"I think Missouri actually likes him as a potential offensive lineman. He will be around 270 pounds by the start of the season, and because he can move his feet so well and he is such an aggressive player they feel his size will allow him to be an effective offensive lineman."

For Zach, though, he would prefer to play defensive end.

"Defensive end is where I'd like to play in college, and where most schools have told me they are recruiting me to play. I just know that I have to go out and prove to people that I can play on the level during summer camps," said Kendall.

As of right now, Kendall plays to attend a one day camp at Missouri and three days of camp at Iowa. He is also receiving strong interest from Kansas, Arkansas, Notre Dame, Colorado, Michigan State, Wisconsin, and Stanford.

As a junior, Kendall tallied 61 tackles (29 solo), 12 tackles for a loss, nine sacks, and three fumble recoveries.

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