Summer has kicked off for Anthony Kendrick out of Katy (Texas) Seven Lakes and fittingly so has his recruitment. The 6-foot-4, 220-pounder has picked up his first offer and it has come from the SEC.
"It's been a good Spring," Kendrick said. "I just got an offer from Kentucky One of the scouts, Chris Thurmond, called me Friday evening and told me they were offering. I had met him once before. I was extremely excited."
Kentucky's recent success has clearly made an impression on the athletic tight end.
"I know they're one of the top SEC colleges and they're pretty good and they beat LSU last year," he said. "It's a great school. I would like to see what else comes."
Among the other schools that have expressed an interest in Kendrick are Houston, Texas Tech, New Mexico, Kansas, Purdue, Army, Navy and others.
"I'm just looking for a school with a great facility, good education and great sports," he said.
Kendrick who also averaged 17 points per game as a junior in basketball is considering playing both sports in college. This summer, he will be balancing both with AAU basketball and summer football camps.
"I'm going to try to get to some campus," he said. "I will probably attend the U of H camp next weekend and a couple other camps that asked me to come. I'll be working on my speed this summer and trying to get bigger. I'm trying to get up to like 240."
So far the basketball balancing act hasn't affected him.
"It's pretty tough," he said. "The beginning of the summer it's not that but. I hope it doesn't get worse."
On the field, Kendrick just enjoys making plays.
"I think I catch the ball well and make defenders miss pretty good," he said. "I'm pretty big so that's another advantage. I just enjoy catching the ball and making big plays."