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Kenney visits Indiana, talks ISU offer

Indianapolis (Ind.) Pike junior defensive end David Kenney picked up his third offer of the recruiting process this past week, and followed it up with an unofficial visit to one of the other two schools that had offered.
Iowa was the first school to offer the 6-2, 250-pound Kenney, and they were followed by an offer from Indiana. Last Tuesday, offer No. 3 came in directly from Iowa State head coach Paul Rhoads.
"I was pretty excited when I got it," Kenney remarked. "When I talked to him on the phone, I got a good vibe from the coach. It felt good for the head coach to call. It felt more official."
The offer from Iowa State is particularly interesting because one of Kenney's Pike teammates has committed to the Cyclones in the class of 2012. Pierre Aka manned the defensive end spot opposite Kenney this fall, and the two have discussed Iowa State off the field as well.
"He said it is a great school and it is great football," Kenney said. "It makes [the offer] more interesting because in a couple years us being on the same team, we could really dominate."
Besides collecting offers, Kenney has also been taking visits to college campuses this fall. On Saturday, he traveled to Bloomington to see Indiana host Purdue and speak with the coaches.
"I liked their jerseys and their school spirit in the stadium. I liked their facilities," Kenney said. "I got a chance to talk to Coach [Kevin] Wilson. He was just saying, 'We are happy that you came and we look forward toward having you here in a couple years.'"
Additional offers should not be far off and Kenney mentioned Michigan, Michigan State and Penn State as teams that have been showing consistent interest lately. With the Big Ten Championship game being played in his hometown, Kenney is considering making it down to Lucas Oil Stadium next Saturday to see Michigan State and Wisconsin square off.