According to 6-1.5, 232-lb. Mississippi State commitment Kenny Kern, "it feels good to be a champion." For those who may not know, Kenny is talking about the Clarksdale (MS) Wildcats Class 4A championship. They won it this past weekend 13-0 over South Pike.

"After trying the last two years, we finally got it," Kenny said about finally winning the championship. "Winning the Championship was a lot of fun, although it was strictly business for me, because we had lost the last two years in a row. We made it a personal mission to win this one since it would be our last chance. Now I am turning my attention to honoring my commitment to Mississippi State. It's still fine; I am still a Bulldog. "

Kenny said that just prior to my call he had been spending a few minutes with fellow Wildcat and Mississippi State commitment Darren Williams. "He was pretty much the leader of the offense and I was the leader of the defense," Kenny said. "He is still pumped up, feeling pretty good about winning a state championship."

Kenny is very high on Darren's overall ability. "He could probably play every position on the field except line, and he probably could play that if he had the size," Kenny said with some laughter in his voice in regard to the last part of his sentence.

Kenny said he continues to hear from schools. "Mostly from Ole Miss through Coach Hobby. I will use the recruiting process and visit Ole Miss and probably Jackson State."

As for other coaches recruiting him, he said he really likes Coach Glenn Davis from Mississippi State. "He is a nice guy, he does not jive you around, he just tells you straight."

On the subject of committed prospects continuing to visit other schools, Kenny said, "a person may be committed, but there is nothing wrong with visiting other schools. Like I said before, just enjoy the recruiting process."

Kenny said that Mississippi State, "will visit me in-home this Saturday and my official visit is January 11th with Darren."

When I told Kenny that I was with Gene's Page, he commented about that. "Yeah, I read it all the time. I can't get into the premium page though."

In his spare time, Kenny keeps busy with his job at the Northwest Regional Medical Center. "I got to keep a little green in the pocket, you know."

Kenny said he would like to major in business and finance.

Charles Johnson is a recruiting correspondent for Gene's Page (, the unofficial source for Mississippi State sports on the internet.

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