Among the crush of recruiting visitors at the Ohio State-Wisconsin showdown in Columbus this past weekend was Indianapolis (Ind.) Pike class of 2013 defensive end David Kenney, who found the atmosphere lived up to his expectations.
"I expected it to be a great experience because it was a big game, and when I got there it was exactly as I thought it would be," Kenney said. "There were a lot of people and it was just a good experience. I could see how it would be for a Big Ten game."
The 6-2, 250-pound Kenney spent much of the game watching Ohio State's defensive linemen, but discovered later the Buckeyes are looking at him for the offensive side of the football.
"What they want me as is a fullback," Kenney said. "I'm open to playing whatever there."
Before the game, Kenney had a chance to talk with Ohio State assistant coach Dick Tressel, who asked about his season and how he finished the year.
Kenney's junior season came to an end this past weekend with a second round playoff loss to Avon High. That does free up Kenney's schedule in the coming weeks, however, and he plans to follow up his trip to Ohio state with a game day visit to Iowa this weekend.
"I've been in contact with Iowa since last year," Kenney said.
The Iowa visit is the only one Kenney has planned at this time, though he said he may try to make it to a Michigan game later this fall. His also made an unofficial visit to Illinois earlier in the season.
Colleges are waiting to see junior film of Kenney before extending him his first offer, but he is hearing consistently from the likes of Boston College, Iowa, Michigan State, Purdue, Kentucky and Nebraska. No offers.