"[LSU] just started recruiting me," Kendricks said in a telephone interview Monday night. "It was like I've been getting recruited for track from them since like last year, since I was a sophomore. It was a short recruiting for football. I got one or two letters and then they offered."
Kendricks said the LSU coaching staff told him, "the reason why they offered so fast was because they saw my tape and they just liked it a lot."
Kendricks said much of what he had heard about LSU interested him, including the campus' diversity and how warm the weather is in Louisiana. He also likes that the school offers a major in his chosen field—architecture
"Honestly, I think it would be a nice school to go to," he said.
As two of the six schools that have visited King during the ongoing spring evaluation period, Wisconsin and LSU are among Kendricks' favorites.
Kendricks said he has also been told that Notre Dame will visit King this spring.
More schools will likely follow Wisconsin's and LSU's lead and offer Kendricks a scholarship as the spring and summer progress. Kendricks, an elite track athlete and a very productive football player at King, excelled at a Nike Camp at USC last month. He checked in at 6-foot-3 ½, 207 pounds and recorded a 4.49 40-yard dash, a 4.30 pro agility run, 10 reps of 185 pounds on the bench press and a 34-inch vertical leap.
Kendricks, whose track specialty is the triple jump, was not happy with his vertical.
"I didn't get a good warm up," he said. "That was the first thing we had to do."
He was content with his overall performance, however.
"I did good," Kendricks said. "I didn't drop too many balls. The balls that I dropped, they were bad passes… For the entire camp I was [ranked] like No. 2."