Oscar Smith WR Kenny Etheridge vs. Ocean Lakes (Photo: Joe Barnes/recruit757)
Kenny Etheridge will stay close to home to play his college ball
by Andy Hilton, recruit757
In his career at Oscar Smith, wide receiver and defensive back Kenny Etheridge (SR WR 5-10 170) has showcased great speed and good hands on his way to several Class 6 state championship games and a gaudy win-loss record for his team over his high school career.
On Monday, Etheridge announced that he’ll take his winning ways to Christopher Newport University. He’ll keep his talent close to home as he joins the Captains, who went 7-2 in 2018 with their only two losses coming by field goals in overtime.
“It’s possibly the best decision I’ve made for myself. Not only will I be able to play football for a great program, but my degree will also take me far in life. Coach Link, Coach Headley and the entire staff are amazing. CNU is just home,” said Etheridge.
In addition to the opportunity at CNU, Etheridge had offers from Ferrum, Wingate, Glenville State, Bluefield, Greensboro College, the Newport News Apprentice School and Arkansas Baptist.
“(Playing at home) played a good part in my decision as well. My family, friends and extended family can come see me play. It’s just great,” Etheridge explained.
Kenny was recruited to play wide receiver at CNU in an offense that gained almost 70% of their yardage through the air last season. The Captains averaged 260 passing yards per game and scored nearly 27 points a game on average. You can bet that in his third season with CNU, Coach Link will look to open up the offense even more.
“I just want to thank Coach Link, Coach Headley and the rest of the coaching staff for giving me the opportunity to further my education and football career at CNU,” Kenny stated.
Etheridge comes in motivated to make a difference in the program.
– Andy Hilton