With that said, Kennedy will take his first official visit this weekend to NC State, which hosts Georgia Tech. The 6-foot-3, 285-pound offensive lineman from Southern Pines (N.C.) Pinecrest is also in discussions with North Carolina regarding scheduling an official trip.
"[UNC] told me we'll complete the details [on an official visit] when I visit there [unofficially]," Kennedy said. "I told them I would make it to one of their next two home games, Louisville or Miami."
Although UNC and NC State are the only schools he has discussed scheduling official visits with, Kennedy says they aren't the only schools he's considering. East Carolina and South Carolina remain in contention.
"I would definitely say that South Carolina, [North] Carolina, and NC State are the ones I know the most about," Kennedy said. "So I guess you could say they're my top three. I'm trying to get to East Carolina to see it and learn more about it."
Kennedy plans to make his first visit to East Carolina sometime in October. The visit will likely be of the unofficial variety.
Kennedy has visited UNC, NC State, and South Carolina at least twice each. Outside of the Wolfpack's victory over South Alabama a couple of weeks back, Kennedy hasn't made any recruiting visits since July.
Though UNC, NC State, and South Carolina have separated themselves from the other schools that have offered Kennedy, neither has emerged as a leader.
"During these upcoming visits, I'm going to see what they have to offer with playing time, then academics, and then I'm going to get a look at their depth chart," Kennedy said.
Kennedy says he speaks weekly with Sam Pittman, his UNC primary recruiter.
"He talks about playing time, coming there what it would be like, the education they offer, and the position I'd play – guard or center," Kennedy said. "He said depending on how hard I work, I could see the field after my redshirt year."
Kennedy has started exclusively at offensive tackle for Pinecrest, but has worked on snapping during practice in preparation for his collegiate career.
"[Snapping] isn't as hard as I thought it would be," Kennedy said.