The last thing Markus Kennedy wanted to do was change schools for the fourth time in 4 years. But the highly touted 6-9, 260-pound Villanova recruit, who lives in Yeadon, Delaware County, has opted to go to Winchendon (Mass.) Prep.
Kennedy, who committed to Villanova in April, found out that his school, Living Faith Christian Academy in Cherry Hill, had closed last month. That left him and his family scrambling to find a high school for his senior year.
Kennedy was thinking strongly about attending Penn Wood, the defending PIAA Class AAAA state champions. But Barbara Kennedy, Markus' mother, asked for suggestions from Villanova coach Jay Wright and he recommended Winchendon.