Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Kemp ready to break out

Looks like Buchanan High School in Clovis could still be in great shape on the perimeters, despite Billy East leaving for Army thanks to emerging 2014 prospect Trenton Kemp.

Kemp, who will be a three-year varsity letter winner in the 2013-2014 season, turned heads at the U.S All-American Combine  from Jan. 3 to Jan. 5.

Despite missing most of his junior year, Kemp managed to hit the ground running to get back into shape and have an early head start on his senior year, with showing up at the event that produced the likes of NFL stars Jamaal Charles, Percy Harvin and Patrick Peterson.

The 6-foot-2, 185-pound Kemp ended up with the highest vertical jump out of all the wide receivers present at San Antonio. The tall target had his highest jump at 37.5 inches. His vertical wasn't the only area that got spectators to take notice - he ran a 40-yard dash time of 4.48 and showed his upper body strength by bench pressing 185-pounds 23 times.

The skills he's developing now could make him one of the more explosive wide receivers in the Central Section for 2013-2014. He'll be a reliable red zone option thanks to his size. But he already has an explosive get-off from the snap of the football and is very fluid with his hips when running his routes. When healthy, he's versatile enough to double as possession/red zone target or as a deep threat. For a balanced offense like the one Buchanan has ran in the past, Kemp showed to also be an effective decoy in the run game - thanks to being one of the Bears' top options for a crack block on sweep plays.

Bulk will still be needed. He'll also need to show people he can play a full 10 regular season games. But the work ethic is making him one to watch this off-season and in 2013-2014.


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