Wetumpka’s Kennedy accepts invitation to Under Armour All America GamePublished 6:50pm Thursday, April 3, 2014
The splash Brandon Kennedy’s made through various camps and showcases this offseason, crested into a wave Wednesday.
During his lunch period at Wetumpka High School, the junior offensive lineman received an invitation from ESPN to participate in the 2015 Under Armour All-America Game at Disney World’s Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla. Date for the game hasn’t officially been set.
“First off I was excited because any call you get from ESPN is great,” Kennedy said. “Then he told me that I had an Under Armour All America Game invitation. I was just ecstatic and proud to have one.”
Since his junior season ended in the second round of the AHSAA Class 6A playoffs, the 6-foot-2, 293-pound lineman has picked up 12 athletic scholarship offers, including Missouri, Cincinnati, Memphis and in-state schools UAB, Troy and Jacksonville State. Alabama and Auburn have shown interest in Kennedy as well.
Currently rated a three star prospect by 247sports, the Wetumpka native said it’ll be fun to compete with the top high school seniors in the country.
“I think it will be a great opportunity to compete with the top football players in the nation,” Kennedy said. “It’ll be a good chance to show where I stand and a chance to show off all my hard work.”
The opportunity to lineup against the best defensive linemen–in close proximity to home–and to be an ambassador for Wetumpka made the decision to accept the invitation an easy one.
“I think this is great for the (Wetumpka football) program and Wetumpka,” he said. “I hope the whole city supports me when I go down there and I hope to represent Wetumpka the best way I can.”
With spring practice and his senior season between now and the Under Armour All America Game in January, Kennedy said he’s looking to improve his craft.
“I really want to improve my upper body strength and overall,” Kennedy said, “just stay healthy to play in the game and my senior season.”