Shortly after deciding to decommit from Iowa, four-star Indianapolis (Ind.) Pike defensive end David Kenney foreshadowed a commitment to the Indiana Hoosiers. This weekend, the 6-foot-2, 250-pound prospect made that commitment official.
"I committed to IU today," Kenney told Rivals.com. "It feels awesome to be a part of a great program. It is just a good program and I like the coaches and the players."
Even before he had decommitted from Iowa, Kenney made several visits to Indiana for home games this fall and likes the direction the team is moving under second-year head coach Kevin Wilson.
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"I think Coach Wilson is making a good program," Kenney said. "They are so close to being undefeated [this year] and with a solid defense they could be a great team. [We] could make a great impact."
With the addition of Kenney, Indiana now has two four-star prospects committed in their 2013 class. He joins fellow Indianapolis-area four-star Antonio Allen on the Hoosier's commitment list, and is looking to further the trend of in-state prospects playing in Bloomington.
Kenney's Pike team actually faced off against Allen's Ben Davis squad Friday night in the first round of the Indiana state playoffs. Pike got the better of the matchup, and Kenney recorded two sacks in the contest against his future Hoosier teammate.
As a junior, Kenney set his school record for sacks in a season with 11. He currently has ten in the 2012 season and will look to best last year's mark this week when his Pike team takes on an 8-2 Zionsville squad this weekend.