"I have committed to UAB," Kennard Backman told Scout. "I enjoyed the time with the coaching staff during my visit and I feel like they offer the total package in education, social life, and football."
Backman is a 6-foot-3, 218 pound athlete out of Mableton (GA) Whitefield Academy.
Simmons' Thoughts: Backman is an athletic tight end that is more of a receiver than a blocker at that position. He has good straight-line speed, he is a guy who can work the seem, and he can be a weapon inside the red zone as well. He needs to keep getting stronger, improve his blocking technique, and grow into that every down tight end on the next level.