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Knoch star quarterback Kenyon bound for Robert Morris

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Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012

Ky Kenyon's days of playing quarterback appear to be over, but the Knoch senior is willing to make a rather drastic position change to play in college.

Kenyon, the reining Valley News Dispatch Offensive Player of the Year, gave Robert Morris a verbal commitment Monday night and could see a move to either wide receiver or free safety with the Colonials.

"I think they are leaning toward free safety, but they haven't decided yet," said Kenyon, who plans to sign a letter of intent Wednesday. "Their quarterbacks coach wants me to play receiver, and their defensive coordinator wants me at safety. I can play any position they want me to."

Kenyon, who's 5-foot-11 and 185 pounds, chose RMU over offers from West Virginia Wesleyan and Clarion. He took an official visit Saturday to the RMU campus.

Last season, Kenyon led Knoch to a 12-1 record and a runner-up finish in WPIAL Class AAA. He threw for 1,232 yards and 21 touchdowns and rushed for 908 yards and 10 scores.

Kenyon played sparingly on defense and said he hasn't lined up at free safety since he was a freshman.

"I know the position, and I have practiced it," he said. "I just have to get up to college speed."

Kenyon said he has talked mostly with future Colonials coach John Banaszak, who will assume the position in 2013, when veteran Joe Walton retires.

"I like the stability in the program," Kenyon said. "You know the coach will be there. You're not wondering what the future will hold.

"I felt a great connection to the coaches."




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