There has been rumblings for weeks if not longer, that Long Beach Poly (Calif.) defensive end Kenny Rowe and early season favorite USC may be going their separate ways. We caught up with the family to hear what the latest on the situation was.
Rowe, 6-2, 215 pounds is one of the top rush ends in the West region and will be a three year starter at Poly next season. He had a great showing at the NIKE Camp at Stanford and completely dominated in the one on one drills.
On the recruiting front, USC offered Rowe last Spring and many felt there was a chance he would jump on it. Recently, rumors have swirled that the Trojans have backed off Rowe somewhat.
"He's still getting letters from them," Rowe's father Alfred Sr. said. "I haven't heard about that, every time we go up to SC, the coaches are still all over him but to be honest, when all is said and done, I really think it's going to come down to Oregon or Cal for Kenneth.
"Those two schools seem to be recruiting him the hardest right now. We just talked recently about his recruitment and he's excited about both of those two schools along with Nebraska and Notre Dame. All have offered but Notre Dame and they're just waiting on transcripts right now."
As he has maintained for some time, there is no plan for an early decision.
"Nah, I want to take all my trips," Rowe said. "Nebraska is pretty intriguing to me right now and has been recruiting me really hard. Notre Dame thinks I would be a good fit for them at outside linebacker. They said I was probably too small to play defensive end in the Midwest but I would fit in well at outside 'backer. Right now, I'm just going to focus on the upcoming season and then worry about recruiting and my visits at a later time."