4-star Texas linebacker Kendrick Blackshire updates his recruitment, announces group of finalists
One of the top prospects from Texas has narrowed his list down to six schools.
Duncanville, Texas native Kendrick Blackshire just announced his group of finalists and out of the six schools on his list, three hail from the Southeastern Conference. The four-star linebacker announced on Wednesday that Alabama, LSU and Texas A&M have all made his final cut, along with Baylor, Oklahoma and Illinois.
“I just want to thank everyone who has been in my corner, I wouldn’t be able to be in this position if it wasn’t for y’all pushing me and I also want to thank God for giving me the ability to play football,” Blackshire wrote. “Final 6 respect my decision.”
247Sports Composite Rankings list the 6-foot-2, 250-pound Blackshire as a four-star prospect, the No. 6 inside linebacker in the country and the No. 148 overall prospect in the nation for the 2021 recruiting cycle. He most recently visited College Station before the NCAA shut down all college football recruiting due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Blackshire’s lofty ranking comes despite the fact he missed his junior season with Duncanville High School due to an ACL tear.
To get an idea of why Blackshire is such a coveted prospect, check out his sophomore season highlight reel, which came with Mesquite Horn High School.