Elite D-End Kenny Rowe

The 6-4, 220-pounder from Long Beach Poly, Kenny Rowe, talked about whether his older brother, Alfred, going to USC would influence his decision or not...

Long Beach (Calif.) Poly defensive end Kenny Rowe (6-4, 220) maybe the top defensive end prospect in the West in 2006, and despite his older brother Alfred signing with USC in February, the younger Rowe is giving UCLA a look.

"I'm going to UCLA's Junior Day (tomorrow)," said Rowe. "I'm looking at them closely."

However, the Bruins are currently on the outside looking in for Rowe, who claims USC as his leader.

"SC is my leader and they just offered me," said Rowe. "I also like Cal, Oregon, Ole Miss and Florida in my top five."

Ole Miss and Oregon have joined USC in offering the 5-star end and he also is hearing from Notre Dame, Michigan, Nebraska, Florida and LSU.

"I'm not going to make a decision until January. I want to take all of my trips before I pick a school," Rowe said.

Despite his brother signing with USC, Rowe said that wouldn't be the deciding factor, but it would be signficant. "It's not a huge thing but it is something I'm going to consider," said Rowe.

Alfred made an early decision (Oregon State) then, at the 11th hour, after he was offered a scholarship by USC committed to the Trojans. The process swas something that Kenny was able to watch closely. "Having seen him go through it, it prepared me. That's why I'm going to wait and see what all of my options are," Rowe said.

Rowe said he would be attending the Scout.com Combine in May as well as the Nike Camp in Los Angeles.

During his junior year, he was an all-Moore League and all-CIF Division I selection, recording 70 tackles and 11 sacks.

With good speed off the end, Rowe said he's in the 4.6-4.7 forty range.

Academically, Rowe has a 2.8 GPA and will take the SAT on April 1st.


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