Iowa linebacker transfers to Arizona

Published May. 28, 2015 8:09 p.m. ET

On Feb. 10, 2012, football recruit John Kenny tweeted that Arizona was the first program to offer him a scholarship.

More than three years later, he is going to take Rich Rodriguez up on the coach's offer of being a Wildcat.

Kenny, who has been a linebacker/fullback at Iowa for the past two seasons, announced Thursday on Twitter that he will be joining Arizona for the 2015 season.

Kenny enrolled at Iowa in the spring of 2013, redshirted that season and then played fullback in 2014 to fill a need, making two starts. He went back to linebacker this spring but didn't crack the two-deep and announced in early May he would transfer.

Kenny (6-2, 234) caught four passes last season but did not have a carry. He was a three-star recruit out of Carmel (Ind.) High School, where he played defense exclusively.

He will have two years of eligibility remaining at Arizona after he sits out this season.

Earlier this week, the Wildcats lost out on two graduate transfers they had pursued. Michigan transfer defensive back Blake Countess picked Auburn, and Notre Dame transfer center Matt Hegarty opted for Oregon.


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