Kenny Golladay – St. Rita Of Cascia High School (Chicago, IL)

The UND Football program has received a commitment from yet another Illinois product.   Kenny Golladay, 6’3″ – 185lbs, is a WR who played for Coach Todd Kuska’s St. Rita’s Mustangs.   The team finished the season 10-3 losing in the 7A state semi-finals to Wheaton-Warrenville.

From the limited highlights we have been able to find on Golladay, he is what you expect him to be with his size.  He is a deep threat with good speed and good hands and is going to add much needed size at the WR position.  Golladay ended the 2011 season with 44 catches for 640 yds and 9 TD’s.

Golladay is the 11th known verbal commitment of the 2012 class.

15 Responses

  1. James

    This has potential to be a pretty good signing. Not much information out there on Kenny besides he was the best WR for one of the best teams in the top conference in IL.

  2. This is an under-the-radar kid with a ton of upside. We’re hearing he’s closer to 6-4 than 6-3 and we can’t believe he didn’t have any other offers from bigger schools. This signing could end up being the diamond in the rough of the 2012 recruiting class.

    1. James

      I saw on a Illinois sports blog regarding U of Illinois recruiting, someone said they thought Galladay was a top 5 WR in the Illinois. I know its a message board and others talking but these are people who have seen him play. Like I said earlier, the conference he plays in is easily the top in Illinois and he’s the best WR on one of the best teams with not to bad of stats. Who ever recruits Illinois has done well this year so I’ll trust the coaches see something.

      1. We hear tight ends coach and former Sioux Luke Schleusner is recruiting Illinois. Needless to say, he has done a great job so far in his first year there and has been a pleasant surprise as a recruiter.

  3. Tom

    kid should be going to the Big WR in Illinois,yes even better than Westerkamp with out a doubt..Also he had GREAT stats for what he had to deal with at the QB position, which was awful for St . Rita this year. UND got very lucky, he will be a stud.

  4. Sean

    Sioux WR position is looking great with Golladay and the already established Greg Hardin and McGill/ Ivery on the up and coming….not to mention Braden Hanson getting in the mix.

  5. Tom

    This kid took games over by himself. The best route runner I have ever seen and took a mediocre offense and made it great. Recruiters focus too much on stats a lot of the time. Kenny could have easily had the stats of any other reciever if Rita could’ve passed the ball more, but they are a run first/defensive type of team. All the recivers that were ahead of Kenny in Illinois dont have the talent he does. UND did a good job getting him, because honestly he should be a highly recruited WR.

  6. Vernon Wright

    In response to Rob: Tom is right.
    I can say first hand the Kenny Golladay is that diamond in the rough. With a wide reciever coach to teach him the ins and outs, routes, etc. Kenny will be an additional part that will work well with the UND staff and players. They should become a well oiled machine. I’d like to think of Kenny as a young Meacham, Henderson, Colston and Moore { New Orleans Saints receivers-my favorites}, just to name a few. I see him as becoming one of these players. I’ve literally seen Kenny from Pee Wee league to Pony league and then through High School. Yes, he needs a quarterback to throw him the ball and could be a compliment to a good running game. A good running game and good passing game will keep the opponent off balance and will not be able to know where the knockout punch is coming from. Kenny made some good and spectacular catches during this past season and even won several games but that was only the beginning.
    This past High School football season, was a pretty good season and the Rita Mustangs did give their fans a reason to cheer and every Friday night was a night to look forward to.
    God willing Kenny will become a fine young man to be proud of and give all of us, family, friends and fans a reason to cheer and brag about.
    Kenny also has his head in the right place academically, knowing that football is not everything. With the right attitude Kenny will succeed on and off the field.
    Lets keep an eye on UND this coming season and all the other teams/schools best be aware.

  7. Gaylan D. Wright

    I was convinced by my brother to come to my old stomping grounds in O’Fallon Il. While there we did a mini family reunion and went to the Rita vs O’Fallon FB game. I saw a kid score 2 touchdowns, making great catches. Golladay is his name. It was the best part of the trip.

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