When we last spoke with Long Beach Poly (Calif.) defensive end Kenny Rowe, he told us he would make his decision February 1 on Fox Sports. Well, turns out, the talented pass rusher couldn't wait that long and made his decision over the weekend.
"I committed to Oregon," Rowe said. "I called up Coach Pellum yesterday and told him I was coming. He was really excited and I'm happy with my choice as well.
"I had home visits last week with all my schools and Oregon just seemed like the best fit for me. I like their defense and the opportunity to play there. The plan is for me to start out at linebacker and then move to defensive end as I get bigger.
"I weigh about 210 pounds right now and they said I need to be about 240 before I play rush end. Oregon was my favorite trip and the school I was most comfortable at as well.
"Having the process behind me is kind of a relief. I enjoyed it but I'm glad it's over. No more phone calls or wondering where I'm going. I thought about waiting to announce it but I just decided to get it over with and now I can move on and focus on the rest of my school year."
Rowe, 6-2, 210 pounds is one of the elite rush ends in the nation and had a monster senior season. He was a 1st team all-state selection and one of the best pure pass rushers the Jackrabbit program has ever produced.