Tanner Kendall is one of the best do-it-all athletes in Kentucky's 2011 class. He's excelled at running back, defensive back, kick returner and a punter. "I consider my strengths to be my speed in the open field and my quick thinking and readiness to see the field," said Kendall.
The 6-foot-1, 175-pounder has goals himself as well as his team.
"I want to get better at my quickness. Whether it's breaking on the ball for an interception or changing directions running the ball," said Kendall. "My summer goals have been to continue my weight lifting and add some additional weight to my frame," he said. "Going into my senior year, my goal for myself and our team is to win our third consecutive regional championship and advance to state," he said.
Kendall led Monroe County (Ky.) to a 10-4 record last year. Individually he had a great season. Tanner rushed for 1014 yards, had 305 yards receiving, 1151 yards punting, 76 tackles, nine touchdowns and three interceptions.
"I felt I performed well last season. It took a total team effort to take us to the semi-state for the second season in a row," he said. "I have goals that I make every season although I fell a little short of last season's goal," he said.
Still, if Kendall is as effective as a senior as he was during his junior year, he'll see colleges begin to take notice more. At this point, he's only spoken to one school, but he's been to a couple of camps.
"At this time I have spoken with a representative from Murray State," he said. "I attended a combine camp in Cincinnati. My performance was not as good as I would have liked it to be. I also attended a camp at Lindsey Wilson College," he continued.
Scout Kentucky Preps will keep you posted on Tanner Kendall throughout his senior season.