Missouri DE Commits to the Cats

Harrisonville (MO) DE Zach Kendall pulled the commitment trigger in favor of Kansas State. We have the details inside…

Holding official offers from Ball State, Colorado State, Kansas, Kansas State and Tulsa, not to mention receiving serious interest from Arkansas and Missouri, Zach Kendall opted to shut it (recruiting process) down and secure a spot with the Purple Pride. "Last Friday, he told me he was going to give K-State an early commit," Harrisonville head coach Bouchard told Scout.com. "It really came down to Kansas and Kansas State."

Wildcat Defensive Ends Coach Joe Bob Clements recruited Zach to the Little Apple and word is that the Harrisonville squad has a few other players that the Cats are interested. Having tripped to a few other camps for comparison, K-State ultimately stood out.

"As a matter of fact," Bouchard continued, "He attended a one-day camp at Arkansas and that's when he decided. He just felt more comfortable with K-State and wanted to commit."

The Wildcats were all over him and that kind of attention paid off. Of course being just two hours away from home, not to mention the chance to play for Big 12 championships, the Midlands Hot 50 candidate had already found what he was looking for.

Scouting Report: Per Harrisonville head coach Bouchard, "Kendall is about 6-5, 270-275 pound DE who can move for his size. But he may need to move inside, unless it's a 3-man front, where they like to play the big DE/DT-types. But in a 4-3 front, it'll be inside, while also a candidate to move to the offensive side of the ball. He's an athlete, took third in the shot -- fifth in the discus and starts on the basketball team."

Other Notes: K-State has already indicated that they like the Kendall kid at DT or OL.
JR Stats: 9 sacks, 50-60 tackles.
Academics: 3.7 GPA/20 ACT and awaiting last results for the

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