Vaccaro set to enroll and begin knee rehab

Kenny Vaccaro's senior season at 2A Early High School did not go according to plan. The August transfer from Brownwood to Early was going smoothly until the third game of his season against Clyde when Vaccaro injured his knee and ended his season. Burnt Orange Beat caught up with the injured Longhorn star to discuss his surgery, his rehab, and his future at Texas.

Kenny Vaccaro (6-1, 190) has had quite an eventful couple of months. The physical defensive back started the season making plays at running back and linebacker after an August transfer from Brownwood high school to Early high school. Unfortunately for Vaccaro, that early success came to a halt in the third game of the year when he injured his knee.

"I hurt my knee against Clyde and had surgery on October 22," said Vaccaro, "The good news is that I will be released to start running on December 22."

Vaccaro has seen four Texas home games this season (Florida Atlantic, Arkansas, Missouri, and Texas A&M). The next few weeks are going to be even busier as Vaccaro is going to take his official visit to Texas this weekend, graduate from high school, and move to Austin.

"I am going to move to Austin on January 6, the day after the bowl game, so I can start rehabbing with (UT head trainer) Kenny Boyd."

Vaccaro can't wait to get to Austin, and move in with his new roommate and fellow Texas Longhorn commit, Marcus Davis of Clear Creek, who is also enrolling in January.

"I can't wait to get there and start contributing. I might be able to practice by the end of spring ball," Vaccaro said. "I want to contribute as soon as I can. I'll cover kicks, block, play safety, do whatever. I just want to help the team," added Vaccaro.

Vaccaro added that coach Mike Tolleson stopped by his high school to help him prepare for his new environment.

"Coach Tollie met with me and my mom at school today (Tuesday) to talk about how things would be in January," said Vaccaro.

As a junior, Vaccaro accumulated over 100 tackles and four interceptions at Brownwood.

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