Recruiting: Archbishop Shaw running back David Kency headed to Penn State

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Archbishop Shaw’s David Kency, Jr. has accepted a preferred walk on spot at Penn State. He visited Happy Valley this past weekend.

The 5-foot-8, 180-pound running back has earned All-District honors in football, track and soccer. Kency’s biggest attribute is lightning speed with a tremendous burst. Kency has turned in a 10.83 time in the 100 meters, 22.38 in the 200 and a sub-4.4 in the 40-yard dash.

Kency tallied close to 1,500 yards rushing this past season, averaging 9.1 yards per carry with 25 touchdowns, in helping the Eagles reach the Division II select quarterfinals.

Powerful with a 425-pound squat and a 39-inch vertical leap, Kency will run through arm tackles and reach the second level in an instant. He is as explosive as any runner in the metro area. A decisive north-south runner, Kency can cut on a dime and in space, will seldom get caught.

Nicknamed “Mr. Flash,” Kency is a home run threat each time he touches the ball.

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Rene Nadeau


Born and raised in the New Orleans area, Rene Nadeau has been involved in sports ever since his earliest memories. Rene played basketball, wrestled, ran track, and was an All-District running back in football at John F. Kennedy High School. He went on to be a member of the LSU football program, developing a passion for the game in even…

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