Kenny Bigelow is a 5-star defensive tackle and is ranked by 247Sports' composite system as the best player in the state of Maryland. Bigelow is also ranked as the No. 10 overall prospect in his class and second-best defensive tackle.
Based on his highlight reel, Bigelow seems fully worthy of his hype. An explosive player with a fantastic burst off the line, he has been a superstar almost since the moment he stepped foot on Eastern Christian Academy.
Bigelow has the ability to be extremely disruptive against both the pass and run, projecting as a three-down lineman at the next level. After also playing tight end and linebacker in high school, he's a guy with far more nimbleness than most at defensive tackle.
To put it mildly, Bigelow will be a welcome addition to the college football scene. College football fans should expect to see him wreak havoc each week once he steps on to the playing field. Bigelow is a name all football fans will remember. More importantly, players and coaches will need to know where he is on the field at all times.
Bigelow is exactly the type of prospect who can help bring forth a cultural change. It's not a guarantee that he will step right in and become a star as a freshman. Still, there is little reason to think Bigelow won't live up to his massive hype.
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Unless otherwise noted, all recruiting star ratings are courtesy of 247Sports' composite system.