Kennard Reports on USC/Ohio State Game

At the start of September, the nation's No. 1-rated defensive end and one of Texas' top targets for 2009, Devon Kennard, drove six hours out to El Paso to see the Horns blowout UTEP. This past weekend he watched another blowout, as he was on hand to see USC dismantle Ohio State. Kennard talks about his trip to LA and the experience.

After helping his team to a 49-0 win over Mesa High, Phoenix (Az.) Desert Vista defensive end Devon Kennard traveled to USC to watch the Trojans battle Ohio State.

"There were so many people there," he says. "You look around and all you see are people. I have never been to a game at USC before so it was good to see it. The crowd was pumped to see two top five teams going at it. Just being in that environment was nuts."

He adds, "I wasn't expecting the blow out but SC came to play on both sides of the ball."

And Kennard liked what he saw from the defensive line play.

"They were aggressive and got their ends in the backfield. I still need to keep researching and talk to the coaches more on exactly how they would play me," he comments when asked if he could see himself playing along that d-line.

With many players committing and setting up official visits, Kennard says he is in no rush. He tells us, "I think I may take only one official visit during my football season. I am thinking about talking a visit to Cal after the Centennial game (Oct. 2nd) but nothing is definite yet."

Kennard and his teammates are currently 1-1 and play 2-0 Chandler this Friday. With a target on his back, Devon says that teams are double and triple teaming him or running away from his side.

"That is fine though, it frees things up for Danny (DE Danny Mullarkey)."

Last week Devon scored three times on offense, recorded one sack and had a fumble recovery.

For info on Kennard's visit to El Paso to watch Texas the week before, see: Kennard Makes a Trip to El Paso

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