Football’s Comerford Commits to Kenyon

Senior Brendan Comerford has officially announced his commitment to play football at Kenyon College, a Division III school in Gambier, Ohio.

Comerford, who has played running back and wide receiver all 4 years at Campo, said he had interest from other schools, including small liberal arts colleges on the East Coast like Colby College and Bates College. However, Comerford chose Kenyon because “the coaches there showed big interest and repeatedly reached out to me… and because I have family in Ohio.”

“It’s a really good academic school,” Comerford said. “And it’s a place I probably couldn’t get into without football.”

Comerford announced his commitment via Twitter on September 12, even before sharing the news with his teammates. In the tweet, he thanked all the coaches that have made him a better player. Earlier, West Coast Preps jumped the gun and posted an article about the commitment on its website. “I would have liked to wait a little bit longer to announce it, but it worked out just fine,” Comerford said.

His choice of Kenyon was solidified by a summer visit to the college. “I knew as soon as I went on the campus and talked to the coaches. I was like, this is probably where I’ll end up, because I just had the best relationship with the coaches,” he explained.

So far this season, Comerford has gained 409 all-purpose yards, and his 5 rushing touchdowns put him at the top of the team this year. “Kenyon should be excited about their new running back,” said Campo quarterback Isaiah Ortiz.

Comerford knows it won’t be easy at Kenyon. “I’m gonna have to work for it,” he said. “I’m just gonna have to grind for a spot. But I have full faith in myself.”

Campolindo football coach Kevin Macy shares that faith. Kenyon’s coaches asked him about Comerford’s character and work ethic last year. “I told them that Brendon is so polite, that he works so hard, that he is never a disruption. That’s what they wanted to hear, and that’s just the truth about him,” Macy said.