Four-star quarterback Kenny Minchey of Hendersonville (TN) Pope John Paul II announced his commitment to Notre Dame Tuesday afternoon.
The 6-foot-2, 210 pounder recently announced his decommitment from Pitt, and visited South Bend for the Fighting Irish’s win over Boston College.
Minchey on why he chose Notre Dame
“I feel like the coaches believe in me as a player and appreciate me as a person and I think they can coach me and be able to get the best out of me,” Minchey said. “Also the players that they’re going to have around me are going to put me in the best position to succeed. The tradition the football program has along with the academics definitely stands out.”
Relationship with Tommy Rees played a big role
“I’m closest with coach Rees,” Minchey said. “He’s the one who has continued to stay consistent in recruiting me this year and we’ve built a solid relationship. Those conversations are either normal talking about whatever or talking about football and how he coaches. Also the player he invisions I can be.”
Kenny Minchey Scouting Summary
“Polished, consistent passer with feel for the game. Has a compact build at 6-foot-1, 201 pounds with a 10-inch hand. Tests as a good athlete for the position, running a 4.78 second 40-yard dash, a 4.32 second shuttle and jumping 37 inches in the vertical prior to his senior season. Completed 61.3 percent of his passes for 3,280 yards and 32 touchdowns against 9 picks as a junior. A steady, consistent passer on both Friday nights and in the camp setting. Able to replicate throws from different platforms and in the face of pressure. Negotiates space in the pocket well and shows a good feel for the pass rush. Arm strength looks to be better in the camp setting than at times on Friday nights. Can continue making more plays with his legs.”
Minchey ranks as the No. 220 player in the On3 Consensus, a complete and equally weighted industry-generated average that accounts for all four major recruiting sites. He also tabs in as the No. 14 quarterback and the No. 3 player in the state of Tennessee.