When teams prepare for the Socastee Braves this fall, their focus will be on No. 4.
Kenney Solomon is a threat in nearly every facet of the game, playing cornerback, wide receiver and even returning kicks.
“He’ll never come off the field,” Braves coach Doug Illing joked at a press conference this month.
Humor aside, Solomon is getting serious looks from multiple colleges. So far, he’s received 14 offers.
“He’s very explosive,” Illing said, adding that Solomon forces defense to focus on him, creating opportunities for his teammates. “He’s making people around him a lot better.”
Solomon started playing football at the age of 6 and learned the game from his father, who played wideout in arena football.
Although he’s known for his speed — Solomon also runs track — there’s more to his game than his legs. Solomon also communicates well with other players and has hands capable of picking off quarterbacks and hauling in touchdowns. Last season, he hauled in six interceptions and found the end zone five times.
His coach said the team will need Solomon to be scoring frequently this year.
“Every time the ball is in his hands, it’s a scoring opportunity,” Illing said. “Our job is to get him as many scoring opportunities as we can.”