It's unusual to see one major D-1 prospect at a 1A school in Texas, but having two D-1 prospects at the same 1A high school is almost unheard of in this day and age. However, Cayuga High School in east Texas boasts two of the best high school athletes in the lone star state. Highly-rated running back Traylon Shead has already verballed to the Texas Longhorns, and as of last week wide receiver/defensive back Malcolme Kennedy received an offer from the Texas A&M coaching staff.
"I received an offer from A&M this week," Kennedy said just prior to the Cayuga basketball team's regional game against Bland. "I'm pretty excited about it. It's a school I've always liked."
The 6-foot-1, 190 pound prospect plays both wide receiver and safety, but he feels receiver is his natural position on the field. The Aggies are recruiting Kennedy as an athlete.
"I feel most natural at receiver with my ability to go up and get the ball," Kennedy said. "But I'm open to playing any position at the next level. I want to contribute."
A&M isn't the only school interested in the east Texas standout. Stanford and TCU have recently offered while Iowa State, Baylor, SMU, and San Diego State among others are very close to providing a scholarship opportunity. For now, Kennedy wants to take a little time and make a few visits before pulling the trigger on a commitment.
"I like the biology program at A&M and education is the most important factor to me. A&M is up there definitely," Kennedy said. "But I want to take a little time with the decision and take a couple of visits. I hope to have a decision by summer."
Kennedy and his Cayuga teammates beat Bland in the regional semifinals, but fell to Tenaha 59-51 with a ticket to the state championships in Austin on the line. It was the third straight defeat in the regional tournament for the Wildcats. Kennedy had 24 points in the tournament.
Kennedy Discusses A&M Offer
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