South Boston resident Jay Kenney could make a great case as one of the state's most underappreciated talents from last season. At 6 foot 5 and 280 pounds, Kenney was a key cog on both sides of the trenches for little-known Division 4 Matignon High, leading the team on a streak of five games without allowing a sack and registering 110 tackles. He most recently suited up for the North squad at last June's Shriners game at Gillette Stadium, and he will be taking a post-graduate year at Bridgton Academy this fall.
Originally an ice hockey goaltender, he switched gears in high school and it appears to be paying off. Kenney, who benches 340 pounds and squats over 500, turned down an offer from Northern Iowa and interest from a handful of CAA schools to test the waters another year. After a recent visit to Boston College, Kenney was told he may get an offer from the Eagles this fall.
"I expressed how much I was interested in BC to (assistant coach) Sean Devine," Kenney told correspondent Roger Brown. "He told me if I have solid grades and a solid tape (at Bridgton) they could be offering me. He said I could be a happy guy in October."
Brown has more today in his recruiting blog.