One of the 2015 sleepers coming out of the Washington County, Maryland, area is Williamsport High School's Travis Kendle. The 6-foot-5, 315-pound projected offensive guard is still running under the radar a bit but is starting to get plenty of serious interest, including the Terps.
Kendle first jumped on the scene a year ago when Wisconsin began to inquire about him. Since then, a whole host of schools are keeping him on their back burner. One of the reasons why offers haven't materialized yet is that Kendle had surgery in December to repair some wear and tear damage the often plagues linemen of his stature. He's not yet cleared 100 percent but is allowed to do some light lifting and conditioning drills.
"I'm really just getting back into the recruiting thing," he said. "I tried to get back on the track team this spring throwing the shot and the discus but my shoulder just wasn't strong enough, yet. I have been working with the ‘Unified Track Program' which is for disabled kids."
Recently, Kendle trekked to James Madison for a visit and he was at Maryland for a junior day.
"I talked with coach [Chad] Wilt down there and he liked my film. He just told me to get all healed up hopefully I could make it down to camp this summer," he said.
Kendle wasn't able to make it down to the Terps' Red-White spring game due to family commitments but is tentatively planning trips to Wisconsin and Toledo for their spring games.
Among the other schools keeping in touch with Kendle are: Cincinnati, UMass, Pittsburgh and Rutgers. "Rutgers has really been hitting me up hard lately and I hear from Toledo every day," he said.
In May, Kendle will be trekking to Baltimore for the Super 22 Banquet honoring the top players within the state. "That's going to be pretty exciting with all of the other players and talking with them," he said.
Because of his shoulder, Kendle will pass on the combine season but is still making plans for summer camps: "I'm going to wait and see who's showing the most interest in May and then I'll decide."
Kendle says he's carrying a 3.4 GPA and scored a 1500 (Math and Verbal on the Sat. He's still waiting on his ACT score which he took a few weeks ago.
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