Jamell Kennedy of the Gilmer Buckeyes, a senior at Gilmer High School, has verbally committed to play football for the SMU Mustangs. The SMU (Southern Methodist University) campus is located within Dallas in the city of University Park.
He becomes the fourth NCAA Division I commit on the 2006 Buckeyes, joining Curtis Brown (UT), G.J. Kinne and Dominique Buchanan (both Baylor).
Kennedy, who quarterbacked the Buckeyes to a 10-2 record last season as a junior, chose SMU over UTEP, Rice, Tulsa, Wyoming and Arkansas State, among others.
He received honorable mention on several all-state teams at QB.
He switched to wide receiver before the start of the 2006 season.
Kennedy is 5’10”, weighs 165 lbs. and runs a 4.4 in the 40-yard dash.
Gilmer Coach Jeff Traylor praised Kennedy, citing his unselfishness, versatility and intelligence.
“He'll do great at SMU. He's a great kid and a great student,” said Traylor.
The Mustangs compete in Conference USA.
Gilmer's Kennedy commits to SMU