Once he took over as the Massillon starter midway through the season, sophomore quarterback Kyle…
Kempt Visits Oregon State
It might sound difficult for a sophomore quarterback to transfer from Oregon to Massillon, Ohio, and win the starting job, but that's exactly what Kyle Kempt accomplished in 2010. Kempt not only won the job, but flourished in the role. After grabbing the starting job after four games, Kempt, 6-foot-5, 190-pounds, completed 111 of 205 passing attempts for 1,643 yards. More impressive, was his touchdown to interception ratio of 14-4. Interest is already picking up for this youngster, who was offered a scholarship by Stanford head coach Jim Harbaugh, after a camp appearance as a freshman. He has taken a few unofficial visits, and this past week he was at Oregon State. "I visited Oregon State unofficially on Monday," Kempt stated. "My family is from Oregon, and we are out here visiting for the holidays, so I thought I would stop in and see the school. They've been recruiting me for a while, and I think a lot of the program." "I met up with the coaching staff, and they showed me all around," he added. "We went up to the coaching office and saw the weight room, and we were there for about two hours. We met (head coach) Mike Riley, and we spent about an hour with him. He's a great coach and a super-nice guy." "They had film of my game against Toledo Whitmer and they said they were impressed," he explained. "It was my first time at Oregon State and I liked everything about it. I wanted to visit Washington, but it was the dead period and we missed that by one day." Kempt has also visited Ohio State, Stanford, Oregon, UCLA and USC, in addition to Oregon State, and he discussed what he liked about the Beavers. "I've been to a few schools before, and I like the pro-style offense they run, because I'm a drop-back passer," Kempt said. "I really like everything about the Oregon State program, and I'm hoping they continue to recruit me." "They said they want me to come to camp next summer, and I'm planning on doing that," he continued. "They will be coming to Ohio next year, to see me play. I'm not sure about going back out West to play college football, or if I want to stay in the Midwest. It's too soon to make that decision, and I'm only a sophomore, so I have a lot of time."
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