Now a senior, and in his third year as a varsity starter, Massillon (OH) quarterback Kyle Kempt is playing the best football of his career. The Cincinnati commit led the way last week as his Tiger team crushed Austintown Fitch 34-14.
Against Fitch, Kempt (6-foot-5, 205-pounds) threw for over 300-yards, with four touchdown passes, as Massillon moved to 6-1 on the season.
"We really came out and executed the way we can tonight," Kempt said of his team's performance against Fitch. "We knew what they were going to do, so it all came down to us executing our game plan. Our receivers and line were great, so my job was easy."
"This was just a good, solid win for us, and this is the type of team we need to beat to get where we want to be this year," he added. "We saw on film they weren't going to change their looks, and we knew we could exploit our athletes against their athletes."
Kempt has now thrown for nearly 1,800 yards in the first seven games, with an impressive 17-4 touchdown-to-interception ratio. He discussed his progress as a quarterback.
"This might have been my favorite game in my career, but I'm expecting bigger things going forward," he explained. "We expect to play 15 weeks this season, and that's been the goal since practice started. I'm a lot better player this year than I was last year, and that's helping make us a better team."
He pledged to Cincinnati last summer, and remains fully committed to the Bearcat program.
"I was down there earlier this year, and I'm planning on going down again, but I don't have my official visit set yet," Kempt reported. "I don't have any other schools recruiting me, and it wouldn't matter to me. I'm committed to Cincinnati and I'm happy with my choice."