Kendrick Blackshire out of Duncanville, Texas is the massive, shredded 17-year-old high school football player you’re seeing across social media this week. Blackshire, a four-star who is listed at 6’2, 245 lbs. by 247 Sports, has committed to play at Alabama. Photos from Blackshire’s senior night at Duncanville High School have become ‘Like’ and retweet generators as people try to fathom how Blackshire is just a high schooler.
Blackshire is so highly desired that even after missing the 2019 high school season with an ACL injury, all the college football bluebloods stayed in line for his services. In the end, Nick Saban and Alabama won the Blackshire sweepstakes over finalists LSU, Texas A&M, Baylor, Oklahoma and Illinois. In total, Blackshire had 29 offers.
“I’m committing today because my mom came to me when I was about to commit on the 4th, and she asked if I could commit on her mom’s birthday who died when she was 9 years old. I said of course immediately,” Blackshire said in July.
There you have it. Not only does Blackshire look like he’s 24 and ready to light up a Pro Bowl running back, but he’s thoughtful to his mother’s wishes. How does that part of his game not move him up to a five-star? This kid looks ready to play in a College Football Final Four and lead a Nick Saban defense right now. Blackshire’s Duncanville (3-1) team is ranked No. 5 in the USA Today Super 25, with its only loss coming to No. 1 IMG Academy.
Stand 10 toes down for my people 🦍🖤 pic.twitter.com/1Ty1xknfGL
— Kendrick Blackshire (@KendrickBlacks1) November 3, 2020
Me and my Big Baby Kendrick Blackshire! Senior night❤️❤️❤️💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾2021 almost to the next level college🐘🐘
This is a 16 year old. Kendrick Blackshire (@KendrickBlacks1) is a SPECIMEN😦
— Nick Harris (@NickHarris247) July 21, 2019
All I got to lift with 🤦🏾♂️😪 pic.twitter.com/mTQ12d4839
— Kendrick Blackshire (@KendrickBlacks1) March 28, 2020
How do I look Alabama family 🐘‼️ pic.twitter.com/RGlPxM2sxf
— Kendrick Blackshire (@KendrickBlacks1) June 1, 2019