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2004 Akron RB Dennis Kennedy (official thread)

Discussion in 'Football Recruiting' started by LightningRod, Jan 29, 2004.

  1. LightningRod

    LightningRod Senior

    From the Bucknuts front page. This class is shaping up nicely.
  2. gbearbuck

    gbearbuck Herbie for President

    filling up quick... Conley likes this kid, however he isn't rated high (where else have we seen that before... maybe Gamble, Hawk, etc.)...
  3. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member

    gbear: Not to mention some kid we have named Holmes...
  4. slickman

    slickman keeping tan

    I like to see that the staff is not bound by '"rankings" or "ratings". The "chip on the shoulder factor" is something I like versus a player who is 5 star and is having his arse waxed every way he turns.

    To me, this is like buying into something (like an investment) that is undervalued and can only exceed expectations.

    I never saw Kennedy play but his coach had some sparkling remarks about the kid which, of course, must be taken with a grain of salt since he's just doing his job and getting his kid a scholarship.

    Down here in South Florida, it is not uncommon for there to be 3,4, or even 5 real studs on a team-- in different classes, etc, who all deserve to carry the mail via hand-offs or catches so stats are not all that telling. I'm not saying this is definitely the case with Kennedy but I'd willingly speculate that he has some teammates who are solid skill guys.



    As a sidebar, I have a friend who coaches D-Line for Atlantic HS (Delray) and when they played St. Thomas Aquinas (Ft. Lauderdale) in the playoffs he said they had a 6'8" O-Lineman who they ran behind all day and the kid is pure muscle, 260, and was only a Sophmore this year and a complete monster. I'll keep a lookout.
  5. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member

    I'm perfectly content with our class so far. Would've been nice to get some of the bigger name OLs, but we're still good to go.
  6. slickman

    slickman keeping tan

    Regarding that OL I mentioned one post up... I think they went on and won state behind that kid... not positive but they certainly beat Atlantic HS.

    Mil, I like the Simon Champion tag.

    Also, yes, I'm really happy with the class. I noticed something on rivals yesterday. If you look at this year's class and click on DBs, within the team rankings page, this year we are currently ranked 2nd, and if you click on 2003 we are ranked 1st. It does seem like we are "DB U".
  7. Helpinghand

    Helpinghand Freshman

    Dennis Kennedy (Fater Update)

    Mr. Kennedy was originally at the VA hospital in West Palm Beach, and then moved to the VA Hospital in Miami, close to the University and the Kennedy family. As I mentioned before, he has lung cancer, and has never smoked!

    He received around 10 - 20 cards from Ohio, and was unbelievably thrilled and happy. I am sorry the cards that were received after he was moved were not received by him and sent back. I guess to believe that they would transfer the cards between VA hospitals was incorrect on my part.

    At this point, Mr. Kennedy has been sent home to be with his family as there is nothing left that anyone believes will help him. He has chosen to be with his family and Hospice.

    My final plea is to ask you to help me reassure the Kennedy family, that Dennis is making a transition from his current family to our Buckeye family. At great risk, and with Mrs. Kennedy’s permission, I am posting their home address. Please show the love and respect that I learned playing at The Ohio State University, towards the Kennedy family.

    No one knows what kind of career Dennis Kennedy will have at OSU. But what we all do know is the commitment, desire and love he and his family have shown towards OSU by telling all Universities, including the University of Miami, that he would not consider any other schools but The Ohio State University.

    Again, please show love and respect:

    David & Helen Kennedy
    2836 SW 3rd St
    FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33312

    From my heart, thank you,

    Helpinghand
  8. Helpinghand

    Helpinghand Freshman

    Dennis Kennedy (Father Update)

    Mr. Kennedy was originally at the VA hospital in West Palm Beach, and then moved to the VA Hospital in Miami, close to the University and the Kennedy family. As I mentioned before, he has lung cancer, and has never smoked!

    He received around 10 - 20 cards from Ohio, and was unbelievably thrilled and happy. I am sorry the cards that were received after he was moved were not received by him and sent back. I guess to believe that they would transfer the cards between VA hospitals was incorrect on my part.

    At this point, Mr. Kennedy has been sent home to be with his family as there is nothing left that anyone believes will help him. He has chosen to be with his family and Hospice.

    My final plea is to ask you to help me reassure the Kennedy family, that Dennis is making a transition from his current family to our Buckeye family. At great risk, and with Mrs. Kennedy’s permission, I am posting their home address. Please show the love and respect that I learned playing at The Ohio State University, towards the Kennedy family.

    No one knows what kind of career Dennis Kennedy will have at OSU. But what we all do know is the commitment, desire and love he and his family have shown towards OSU by telling all Universities, including the University of Miami, that he would not consider any other schools but The Ohio State University.

    Again, please show love and respect:

    David & Helen Kennedy
    2836 SW 3rd St
    FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33312

    From my heart, thank you,

    Helpinghand
  9. BuckBackHome

    BuckBackHome Wolverine is largest member of weasel family

    Thanks for the update HH. Terrible news, but glad that Hospice is there to help. They are incredible at what they do, as I have experienced first hand.

    The Kennedy family continues to be in my thoughts.
  10. Hubbard

    Hubbard Administrator's Staff Member Bookie

    Nothing can be done HH? Chemo, radiation? I am not sure what I can do, but if the family needs anything I am sure the Buckeyenation will see to it.
  11. Helpinghand

    Helpinghand Freshman

    Final Update

    Mr. Kennedy passed away an hour ago. He was attended to by Hospice and had his entire family & Buckeye family with him.

    Thank you, to eveyone who sent Mr. Kennedy cards. I wish you all could see the joy they brought to him and his entire family.

    The love and inner strength this family has is incredible.

    Of course, coaching staff has contacted the family and sent their prayers this evening.

    The funeral will be Monday or Tuesday. I will post the details once they have been arranged.
  12. Helpinghand

    Helpinghand Freshman

    Kennedy (Father Final Update)

    Mr. Kennedy passed away an hour ago. He was attended to by Hospice and had his entire family & Buckeye family with him.

    Thank you, to eveyone who sent Mr. Kennedy cards. I wish you all could see the joy they brought to him and his entire family.

    The love and inner strength this family has is incredible.

    Of course, coaching staff has contacted the family and sent their prayers this evening.

    The funeral will be Monday or Tuesday. I will post the details once they have been arranged.
  13. Helpinghand

    Helpinghand Freshman

    Kennedy (Father Final Update)

    Mr. Kennedy passed away an hour ago. He was attended to by Hospice and had his entire family & Buckeye family with him.

    Thank you, to eveyone who sent Mr. Kennedy cards. I wish you all could see the joy they brought to him and his entire family.

    The love and inner strength this family has is incredible.

    Of course, coaching staff has contacted the family and sent their prayers this evening.

    The funeral will be Monday or Tuesday. I will post the details once they have been arranged.
  14. BuckeyeTillIDie

    BuckeyeTillIDie The North Remembers

    :( My prayers are with the Kennedy family.
  15. DiHard

    DiHard Guest

    my sons and my prayers are completely with the family......i cannot possibly express my feelings......i am so saddened....

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