Kennedy, who hasn't de-committed from North Carolina - the school he pledged to in early October - figures to have a decision made within the next few days. The 6-foot-3, 285-pound offensive lineman from Southern Pines (N.C.) Pinecrest has taken official visits to East Carolina, UNC, and NC State, but has narrowed his focus to the Tar Heels and Wolfpack.
"I'm pretty much in the middle," Kennedy said. "It's hard to say. I kind of want to get to know [Larry] Fedora more before I switch to [NC] State."
Since his conversation with Fedora shortly after his hiring, Kennedy hasn't spoken to any coaches. Furthermore, the NCAA Dead Period, which began on Monday and extends to Jan. 3, prevents college coaches from having in-person contact with Kennedy.
"I probably won't talk to anyone before I make my decision," Kennedy said. "I might call Fedora just to talk to him and see how things are doing."
Kennedy says his decision will ultimately come down to which coaching staff he trusts more.
The urgency of Kennedy's decision stems from the fact that he plans to enroll at his chosen school in January. Both UNC and NC State begin classes on Jan. 9.
"Once I make my final decision, I'll call the coach that I decide to go to and tell them I'm going there just to get my classes planned and everything," Kennedy said.