ORLANDO, Fla. - Rivals250 defensive end Kenny Rowe has a lot to think about this week at the East Meets West All-American game.
Rowe, a four-star defensive end prospect, is trying something new on the football field during the West team's practices. The 6-foot-2, 210-pounder is lining up as a linebacker and still making plays. He's also set his final official visit to one of his five favorite schools.
"I'm down to Oregon, USC, Cal, Ole Miss, and Fresno State," Rowe said after practice on Thursday in Orlando. "It's down to those five for sure and I'm going to Oregon on Jan. 12. That will be it. It's my last one."
Rowe, the nation's No. 7 weakside defensive end, says that he's going to be looking at numerous things before making a Signing Day announcement. The Long Beach (Calif.) Poly prospect said that he liked each one of his first four trips and has a hard time distinguishing between each one.
The biggest factor for him will come down to academic prestige and a depth chart. Position-wise, Rowe is open.
"Playing right away, that would be nice," Rowe said. "It doesn't really matter to me if they move me around. I'll probably play defensive end though wherever I go."
This week, the talented prospect is playing outside linebacker for the West team. He says in preparing for the East Meets West All-American Game on Jan. 6, it's been challenging but fun.
"The biggest difference between the two positions is naturally, you're assignments are different and you move different places when the ball is snapped," Rowe said. "I'm learning the position and getting coached up a little bit. It's been fun."