Joe Kedra is one of the best LBs on the northeast. Kedra plays for Camden Catholic H.S. which is one of the best and most talent laden teams in New Jersey. His high school teammates include quarterback Nicholas Cangelosi (committed to North Carolina) and wide receiver Byron Williams (favorites: Rutgers & Iowa).
Kedra has over 20 offers and lists Penn State, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Nebraska, and Virginia among his favorites. He does not have a clear leader among this list.
Academics are a key factor in his decision, not necessarily the athletic tradition of the school. He realizes that football will be over at some point and a degree from a good institution will of greater value than a bowl ring. Currently, he is undecided on a major.
He prefers to play in a power conference, such as the Big 10 or Big 12. He feels that this style of play is more suited towards his physical nature and his strengths. As a result, distance is not a factor. He has no problems playing far away from home.
What does he think of Rutgers?
The coaching staff, especially Coach Schiano, impresses him. However, he does not view the Big East as a power conference. As a result, Rutgers is currently not on his short list but he does not rule them out.
When will he make a decision?
To allow him to focus on
his senior season, he would like to make an early decision. If all goes according
to his plan, we can expect a decision by the middle of the football season.