Focus 2007: Rashon Kennedy

Lee County Senior High produced two major Division-I prospects in the class of 2006 in Joey Hall (Virginia Tech) and Dennis Godfrey (Wake Forest.) In the class of 2007, the Yellow Jacket program may product yet another D-I player.

Thanks to the interest that Dennis Godfrey's recruitment brought to Lee County, tape was given to Virginia Tech coaches that helped earn Hall a scholarship offer. Those same recruiters also received information on a junior prospect at Lee County, running back Rashon Kennedy. "We have a tailback who went for over 2,000 yards this season," Coach Joey Stauffer said of Kennedy, "and went for 950 as a sophomore. He's going to be a good one." Kennedy also ran for over 20 touchdowns on the season, leading the Lee County Yellow Jackets into the playoffs.

Though it's early in the process, Kennedy is already receiving letters and heavy interest from a host of schools. "He's receiving mail from pretty much all of the ACC and the schools that recruited [Joey Hall and Dennis Godfrey,"] Stauffer noted. "Then there's Notre Dame, Ohio State, and a lot of the SEC schools."

According to Coach Stauffer, Kennedy is already receiving high praise from these schools – including being compared to the reigning ACC player of the year. "When Wake Forest came down, they said he's very comparable Chris Barclay," Stauffer said. "That's a lot to live up to, but he's very similar as a player."

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