Kendricks discusses time frame for decision

Milwaukee King standout has four scholarship offers

Lance Kendricks is leaning towards taking all five of his official visits before deciding where he will play college football. His parents, on the other hand, wouldn't mind it if there was a little less recruiting-related clutter in their home.

"It's mostly like, ‘Okay, so when do you want to make your decision?'" Kendricks said in a telephone interview Wednesday. "And I'm like, ‘I don't know.' … Well, I guess they are tired of the phone calls and the mail. I've got mail laying all over the house."

Kendricks, a class of 2006 wide receiver prospect at Milwaukee King High School, has scholarship offers from Wisconsin, LSU, Arkansas and Purdue. grades him as a 3-star prospect and the No. 3 prospect in the state of Wisconsin.

"Well I told my parents, because my parents always ask me when am I going to make my decision — for real they are, like, real high on Wisconsin I guess," Kendricks said. "But I told them that I wanted to take all my official visits first and then I'll be 100 percent sure of what I want to do."

Where would Kendricks like to take his official visits?

"Well it depends on who offers. As of right now it is the four schools that have offered already," he said. "I want to take one at, like, Cal or something. Or UCLA. I'd like to take one out there, just to see what it's like out there.

"LSU, Arkansas, Wisconsin, those are the three I want to take. And I guess, I think if Iowa offers, maybe there. Or Michigan State, maybe there."

Kendricks said that LSU, Arkansas and Wisconsin are his current favorites, in no particular order. However, he said, "I guess Wisconsin might have the advantage because it's closer to home."

Purdue is on the outside looking in for now, but that is mostly a matter of timing. The Boilermakers just began showing interest in the 6-foot-4, 205-pound receiver about a month ago, Kendricks said. Soon thereafter, however, they presented Kendricks with a verbal scholarship offer.

"I'm just now starting to learn about Purdue," he said.

"I don't know. It's different because I wasn't expecting them to talk to me," Kendricks said. "I think it's good. I mean, they are a passing team basically. That's something to look for."

As for Kendricks' state of California official visit dreams, he said that UCLA is currently recruiting him.

"Well, they showed a little (interest) but I get mail from them every time," Kendricks said. "Actually my cousin lives out there and he knows one of the coaches and he said that they are recruiting me. It's just like their process on recruiting is kind of slow."

Kendricks attended one-day camps at Wisconsin and Notre Dame this summer, and a Nike camp at USC in April. He said the four schools that have offered him are showing the most interest right now. "Schools like Boston College and Indiana are (also) showing a lot of interest now," Kendricks said. "Iowa still is. Michigan State still is also."

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