Got a bit of an inside connection to this. Sounds like he is a great kid, a hard worker, and is extremely versatile, can play multiple positions on the field. Buddy had a real high opinion on this one.
As Tennessee hosted its first camp for the month of June on Tuesday, the coaching staff also welcomed three-star athlete Kenzy Paul to campus for an unofficial visit.
“I’ve been walking around with the coaches and introducing myself to the whole staff,” Paul told Volquest during the visit. “I’ve been able to catch up with coach [Willie] Martinez and coach [Tim] Banks and they’ve been telling me and showing me what the program is all about.”
“I feel like these coaches are really into the program and really wanting to build it up,” Paul said. “Tennessee has such a rich history and these coaches are all about it, even though they are new. I can tell they are all working together and have the same goals.
“Tennessee offered me with the previous coaching staff, but they hardly ever reached out,” Paul said in the interview with Volquest on February 7. “I think I was just on the list. Coach Heupel and his staff reached out to me very soon and have continued to do so.
“I see that in Tennessee,” Paul concluded. “They are real.”
A quality student-athlete and a fine, thoughtful young man, articulate in more than one language, that you'd love to introduce to your friends of any age.
If Tennessee wants to sign Kenzy, they'd better bring their academic A-game.
But if we miss on him this time, maybe he'll have a year of eligibility left when he's ready to start on his Masters degree.
As for his game... that will speak for itself this Fall.
BTW: Be on the lookout for more talented Canadian kids showing up on the McCallie football roster.
Being as I'm a VFL, I really need to balance my objective post above with some orange kool-aid hyperbole:
Last year was a year of adjustment to the American game for Kenzy. Being used to the wider, longer Canadian football fields, last season he had to run all his routes at half-speed to avoid leaping literally out of the stadium.
He loves academics and its what he prefers. I guess no one remembers Joejuan Williams or Keyshawn Vaughn either huh? Aw ok again Pros and drafted from Vandy. Thank you God bless and they both have a degree