Name: John Kinder
Position: Quarterback turned Wide Receiver
Year: RS Junior
Hometown: Inwood, NY
High School: Lawrence
2012 Stats: He played on special teams against USC and Stony Brook, but no stats yet.
2013 Projections: Well, after pulling the ole' switch-er-oo earlier this month, no one's really sure. Making the move certainly increased his chances of seeing the field, though.
How'd He Get Here?: He vetoed BooConn, Rutgers, and Temple.
What'd Scout/Rivals Say?: Three stars from both.
Money Quote: On the ever-elusive quarterback decision:
"Both of those guys look great," Kinder said referring to Hunt and Allen. "And I trust that the coaches are going to put the best player on the field and put our team in the best position to win."
Links of Wonder: Take a look at this piece on Kinder's decision and how he approached Shafer about the move to wide receiver.
What Does Shafer Think: After the second straight day that Kinder played WR, he said,
John Kinder, I just love him to death. He came to me. He wants to play. He wants an opportunity.
Interesting Nugget O'Interest: He was the 2009 New York State Class A Player of the Year, and his full name is John Fitzgerald Kinder, Jr. Just look at those initials for a hot second.
Ok, I gave you two nuggets, but they're good nuggets.
Let Us Get a Good Look Atchya: A recent interview talking about his new position: