"When Navy was recruiting me they told me they liked my quickness. They said I could always find the ball, I didn't quit on plays, and they liked my drive. I fly around the field and like to hit.
"I felt like Navy was the right place for me. There aren't too many places out there like Navy with all of the opportunities having a degree from the Naval Academy will provide me with. As far as the football team, they've been on a real roll ever since Coach Ken took over. They play outstanding football. I think it's going to be cool to be a part of it."
Kerchner, 6-foot-2, 205-pounds, was a three-year starter for the Ramona Bulldogs. He alternated time at linebacker and safety and expects to play either position while attending Navy. As a senior, Kerchner was named All-Metro (San Diego), the Palomar League Defensive Player of the Year, and his teams' MVP. Kerchner had his signing day ceremony at the San Diego Hall of Champions where many of the city's top athletes from past and present were in attendance. He'll begin at NAPS this coming summer.