Following Kinnie's official visit to Nebraska way back in September, it appeared to only be a matter of time before he committed. The more time that passed, the more people figured he was waiting on an offer to come from a particular school.
Thanksgiving weekend though came up and it was an opportunity to get back up to Lincoln, with mom, for Kinnie, but was unable to travel. Despite not visiting that weekend he committed shortly after. Kinnie wants to squash all the rumors.
"Oh no!" Kinnie said. "When I committed on last Monday; that was because I want to be a Cornhusker! I am a Cornhusker 100%, baby!"
Keeping Kinnie a commitment for Nebraska is huge. Against Blinn College in the Champs Heart of Texas Bowl on December 6, Kinnie went off and wanamed the MVP of the game.
"I was really waiting for a game like that despite not starting out fast. I had 230 combined yards receiving/kick returns, a touchdown receiving and I also blocked a punt. We won 30-14."
Kinnie will be one of those players in the 2009 recruiting class that will be looked to for production next year. His reported 6-foot-3 and nearly 220-pound frame will help offset the losses of Nate Swift and Todd Peterson.
"The told me that I could get up there and immediately compete, nothing else. They didn't promise anything. I just want a chance to get on the field."