O'Donnell added to impressive walk-on list

In the world of football recruiting, you'd rather be lucky than good.

Kendall O'Donnell

Rich Brooks and staff certainly felt that way, after Kendell O'Donnell, a 6 foot 1 defensive back/running back prospect from Evansville, Indiana verbally committed to walk-on at Kentucky in the Fall of 2004.

While O'Donnell's scholarship offers won't dazzle even the novice football analyst, his pedigree and his high school resume are extremely impressive for any walk-on at any program.

"Coach Brooks just said that when I come in July to just work my tail off wherever they put me," O'Donnell told the Courier-Press.

The North High School star worked his tail off in high school; rushing for over 2,000 yards and 27 touchdowns, averaging 36.8 yards a punt, and roaming the defensive backfield as a cornerback.

His accolades brought him the 2003 Metro Player of the Year in Evansville and helped him to garner the attention of Marshall, Western Kentucky, and Illinois State.

"I think Kentucky is going to be a real good deal for me," he said

O'Donnell should prove to be a nice addition next fall and adds his name to an already impressive list of walk-ons slated to hit the bluegrass.


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