KSU leads for Butler's Kennard

One of the top JUCO wideouts in the country this coming fall promises to be Butler WR Marcus Kennard (6-4, 199). He had a solid freshman campaign for one of the top programs in the country and the former Kansas State signee says while he hasn't made a commitment, the Wildcats are in the driver's seat to get him again...

Kennard was a standout prep at Lawton (Ok.) High School and had offers from Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Colorado State and Wyoming, but he decided Kansas State was the school for him and signed with the Wildcats back in February of 2009.

However, he was unable to pass the NCAA Clearinghouse when some of his classes didn't meet the minimum requirements to count toward qualifying.

"I was fine grade-wise and with my test scores, but some of my classes weren't what I needed so they didn't count toward the number of core classes I needed," Kennard told JCFootball.com. "I committed to Kansas State and they said Butler was the right school for me because of the competition I would face and their program here."

As a freshman in 2009, Kennard rotated in at wideout and received All-Conference honors after hauling in 24 receptions for 444 yards and four touchdowns.

"I didn't start, but we all got the same number of snaps," Kennard said. "We have a lot of really talented wide receivers here, so even if you don't get to start, when you get your chances to play and to make plays, that's what you have to do."

Besides his outstanding size, Kennard possesses solid physical tools, posting a 4.5 forty time and a 36-inch vertical.

On the recruiting front, Kennard said the rumors of his re-commitment to Kansas State are premature since he doesn't have an offer from the Wildcats just yet.

"No one has offered me yet," Kennard said. "Kansas State definitely leads because I committed to them and I think I'd like to go there still, but I want to take some visits and make my decision then.

"I know schools will be looking at me during spring ball and then I will probably get some offers. I'm open to everyone, but I really liked the situation at Kansas State and want to keep them at the top for now."

Kennard will finish his AA in December and he'll have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

We'll continue to keep track of Kennard's progress as the recruiting process begins to heat up and update news as it happens.

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