All American Kearney, among most notable in Northeast Florida.

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As one of the top recruits in northeast Florida, Orange Park High school offensive lineman Roderick Kearney has a lot to bring to the table. When he is asked to pass block, he has quick feet, excellent ability to stay low and get under the pads for the defender without holding. It is widely believed by the scouting experts that Kearney’s best quality is run blocking. He possesses a nasty mentality that any offensive coordinator would love with his highly exceptional ability to get to the second level and finish the vast majority of all his reps with tenacity. Another interesting quality about Kearney is his ability to be versatile as he has seen snaps from the right and left tackle positions.  The 6-4 300 pounder finished his junior season with 56 pancake blocks. A good percentage of which occurred  against Oakleaf High where he tallied the stat sheet for 14 pancake blocks, which was the best performance of the season for Kearney. Other notable games were against Riverside (8), West Nassau (8), and Englewood (7). Those phenomenal efforts by Roderick Kearney earned him a 2021 Times Union All-First Coast selection. Kearney is indeed showing his eagerness for this upcoming football season by making good use of his 2022 summer as he made an appearance at FSU’s elite camp. He showed off his skills and abilities and quickly became viewed as one of the most talented prospects in attendance. As a senior, Kearney had to do the needful in order to help the team to the best of his ability by playing on both sides of the ball. Due to injury, he only played half of his senior season but it was still an eventful season, nonetheless. The 4 star lineman was awarded a spot on the All Prep Top 25 Team and the Under Armor All-America Team and committed to Florida State University. Kearney then flipped his commitment and is now an early enrollee at the University of Florida. Getting a head start on adapting to the speed of college football, it will only be a matter of time before we see Roderick Kearney on the field as a Gator.

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Vaughn Foster