The past week has been one Indianapolis (Ind.) Pike 2013 defensive end David Kenney will not soon forget. The 6-2, 250-pound prospect received his first two offers of the recruiting process and also took an unofficial visit to Iowa.
The Hawkeyes were the first school to extend Kenney an offer. The Indianapolis junior received that notice two days before making a visit to Iowa City.
"I was pretty excited," Kenney said of the Iowa offer. "I wasn't surprised because I was getting a lot of letters from them, but I didn't think they were going to offer this early. They just liked my get-off, my speed and my pass rush. They said to be ready in two years to play. That got me excited because he said they need more d-linemen."
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Kenney and his father drove down to Iowa City on Friday. On Saturday they attended the Hawkeye's 24-16 win over Michigan and also had a chance to tour the campus.
"It is a college town, I can see that," Kenney said. "There is a lot of love for Iowa football around the whole area. There was black and yellow everywhere."
With an offer already in hand from the Hawkeyes, Kenney's conversations with the Iowa coaching staff were pretty laid back.
"I got a chance to talk to Coach [Eric] Johnson and Coach [Rick] Kaczenski," he said. "They said that a lot of their players end up going to the NFL."
Indiana followed up Iowa's offer with one of their own for Kenney on Friday. Kenney found out about the offer from his father, then was able to follow up with the Hoosier's coaching staff later that day.
"That offer really came out of nowhere because I didn't get any letters from them at all," Kenney said.
Kenney has also made a game day visit to Ohio State this fall, and is hearing regularly from the likes of Boston College, Michigan State, Purdue, Kentucky and Nebraska.