Scouting Report: Rico Kearney

Kearney (#7) is a good Mike prospect.
Kearney (#7) is a good Mike prospect.

Height: 6-0
Weight: 220
Projected Position: Mike

Rivals: 3-star, unranked
247: 3-star, #28 OLB, #59 player in FL
ESPN: 3-star, #44 OLB, #125 player in FL
Scout: 3-star, #50 RB

Other Power5 offers: 4

Rico Kearney is a Jacksonville, FL native who was originally committed to the Miami Hurricanes.  However, the Hokies never stopped recruiting him, and they never stopped building a relationship with him.  After visiting, he decided he felt more comfortable in Blacksburg than with the new coaching staff at Miami (he had originally committed to Al Golden’s staff).  Kearney went to Mandarin High School, where several NFL players have come out of, including Sam Cowart, Tony Carter and Fred Weary.