Kitchen has been a two-year starter on boths sides of the line. He is capable of bench pressing 340 pounds and squatting 515 pounds.
Ishmaa'ily attended the Scout.com All-American combine in Pittsburgh, PA. He showed exceptional power and leverage during the one-on-one drills. When asked about his experience at the combine, he stated, "I thought I did pretty well. It was great to be around that many good players."
"The facilities at Pitt were really impressive. I would like to see more of the campus and learn more about the football program. We haven't set camps yet but I might go to their summer camp. Coach (Dave) Wannstedt has professional experience and Pitt is going to have strong program in the future."
The Cincinnati Post name Kitchen First-Team All-State Division IV.
"I'm looking for a school with solid academics and an opportunity to play early. I'm not sure when I'll have a final decision." Kitchen has yet to receive a scholarship offer.
"I bring power to the defensive line. I know I'm a big guy, but I move well. Usually I can push my man back and break down the pocket. Nobody can run against me."
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