Tommy Kennedy has been an anchor of the Butler Bulldogs offense for two years, earning all-conference honors this season. Now, he’s looking to take a one-year jump up from the FCS level.
Kennedy has one year of eligibility remaining, and has drawn attention from a number of FBS programs across the country.
Based on the three official visits he’s taking, he’s looking to play for a powerhouse program.
Butler grad transfer Tommy Kennedy will take a look at Texas, Oklahoma, and Miami in the coming weeks.
On Thursday, he hosted Texas offensive line coach Herb Hand for a visit. Today, he will return the favor, heading down to Austin from the weekend.
Next week, he’ll head to Oklahoma, and then Miami for the weekend.
Blessed to be able to visit such prestigious universities pic.twitter.com/IZcvMHq8rd
— Tommy Kennedy (@TommyKennedy74) December 6, 2018
Florida State, Missouri, and Rutgers are among the other big programs after Kennedy. It is unclear if these are the three he’s moving forward with, or if he is still considering others.
He discussed the major factors in his decision with 247Sports:
“I’m looking for a place where I can get really good strength, nutrition and football coaching,” Kennedy said. “I want really good academics business school wise, good business school is big picture because if things don’t work out for me trying to play professional football, I have to think about life after football and a masters in business would really, really help me after college. Also, location is a huge thing for me. I want to be in a nice city, nice location. And finally, I want to play in some big-time games. I want to play on that big stage. That’s probably one of the biggest factors. In order for me to play in the next level, I have to land in the big stage and play against elite competition.”
The 6-foot-4, 285-pound left tackle could be a nice plug-and-play option for any of these teams.