Oklahoma QB Commit Austin Kendall Throws for 355 Yards and 5 TDs in Week 2

Damon SaylesNational Recruiting AnalystAugust 31, 2015

Oklahoma 4-star commit Austin Kendall threw for 355 yards and five touchdowns and also ran for a sixth in a win over the weekend.
Oklahoma 4-star commit Austin Kendall threw for 355 yards and five touchdowns and also ran for a sixth in a win over the weekend.Credit: 247Sports

Because of Austin Kendall's contributions over the weekend, Union County, North Carolina, could see high school football records change hands as early as next week.

The 4-star quarterback and Oklahoma commit was impressive in leading Cuthbertson High School to a 42-7 win over Parkwood. Kendall completed 19 of 22 passes for 355 yards and five touchdowns and was named Player of the Week by UnionCountyHighSchoolFootball.com.

Per the site, Kendall needs 204 yards and three touchdowns to set the career passing yards and touchdowns records, both held by Sun Valley's Ryan Smith (6,624 yards, 76 touchdowns).

As exciting as it is, and as appreciative as he is of every achievement, Kendall continues to prepare for the upcoming week in businesslike fashion.

"It's just another record, honestly," said Kendall, who owns the single-season record for the most passing yards (4,461) and touchdowns (47). "I'm just going to keep doing what I've been doing since the beginning of my career and just go out and do my best."

Kendall, who also had a rushing touchdown in the win, has been committed to Oklahoma since April 7. He chose the Sooners over offers from Clemson, Auburn, Kentucky, Tennessee and several other schools.

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As the nation's No. 8 pro-style quarterback and an Elite 11 semifinalist, Kendall is expected to make plays and be a leader at Oklahoma. He's excited about learning from head coach Bob Stoops, offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley and the rest of the Sooners staff.

In the meantime, Kendall said he's working hard to prepare for the Big 12 competition of the future. He's looking at his freshman year not as a time to develop, but as a time to show he's ready for the big stage.

Friday's performance serves as proof.

"Performances like this will help me at Oklahoma by the preparation my coaches put me through every week preparing for our opponents," he said. "[Head] Coach [David] Johnson and [assistant] Coach Spoon [Travis Witherspoon] have done a great job with that."


Damon Sayles is a National Recruiting Analyst for Bleacher Report. All quotes were obtained firsthand. All player ratings are courtesy of 247Sports' composite ratings. Follow Damon via Twitter: @DamonSayles