"This was just a good fit academically for Joe," said Grant Readhead, South Fort Myers coach. "It's something he needed to do."
Fennell, 6-foot-4 and 315-pounds, plays defensive tackle, offensive guard and offensive tackle for his high school team.
"Joe can play on either side of the ball and I am not so sure where he will end up at Western Kentucky," Readhead said. "He has that sheer size and quickness. He's a mountain that can change a game. For us, he plays wherever we need him."