Kendrick is a 6-3, 220-pound tight end/wide receiver from Katy, Texas. He was a two-sport star in football and basketball, receiving Division I offers in both sports. He was the nation's No. 30 tight-end prospect as listed by Rivals.com. He was a big-play performer for Seven Lakes High School, averaging more than 17 yards per catch as a junior and senior.
Rumph, a defensive lineman from St. Matthews, S.C., originally signed with Kentucky in 2008, then signed again in February after attending Fork Union Military Academy in 2008-09. He was a first-team all-state honoree at Calhoun County High School.
Brooks also announced that wide receiver signee Brian Adams (Gainesville, Ga.) will report to campus for the beginning of school on Aug. 26, but will not participate in the contact portions of practice this season. Adams had rib surgery in July and hopes to return to full action in spring practice.
Earlier, Brooks announced that three other signees, wide receiver Justin Bean (Tupelo, Miss.), defensive end Demetri Merritt (LaGrange, Ga.) and tight end Terrell Mitchell (Hiram, Ga.) will attend prep school or junior college in the fall of 2009.