Interview with Kyle Zenon
by Reid Althage
LAFM: Name, position, school?
My name is Kyle Zenon, and I played LT for Vermilion Catholic High School. I am now signed with McNeese State University.
LAFM: Current height and weight?
6-5, 270 lbs
LAFM: Any notable statistics or honors?
I started every game since I was a freshman. I was First Team All-State, First Team All-Acadiana, First Team All-District, and First Team All-Parish. I am a State Champion as well.
LAFM: Tell me a little about the State Championship. How was it playing in the dome?
You know, the team really played outstanding. We broke the record for most points scored in a championship game. We only got to hold it for about 2-3 hours because Acadiana topped it later that day. Playing in the dome blew my mind. The entire team was really pumped up about it. It was an amazing experience.
LAFM: You signed with McNeese State. What other schools were next in line if you had to say 1-3?
I was also looking at UL-Monroe, ULL, and also Southeastern.
LAFM: When did you first come into contact with McNeese?
I first came into contact with McNeese at the end of my junior year. They came and watched a few of my spring practices and really liked what they saw. They offered me about 2 days later. From their, I stayed in contact with them, visited the campus, and just really fell in love with the school.
LAFM: Why did you choose McNeese State?
One reason was that McNeese had the degree I wanted which was agriculture. My family are sugar cane farmers and McNeese has a great agriculture program.
What really set them apart though was that they offered me for track and field as well. I am also an outstanding field athlete for our track team. I really wanted to go to a school where I could do both track and football.
LAFM: What do you throw in track?
I throw discus, javelin, and shot put. I actually broke my schools discus record about two weeks ago. I threw 164 feet.
LAFM: Who are some people that stand out as major factors in choosing McNeese?
I have a few coaches who actually went to McNeese. They had really liked it and encouraged me to go and visit the campus. At first McNeese was not on the top of my list. Once I got out there, I really fell in love with the school. It is not all spread out like most campuses. It is all packed together. I am a very religious person. I prayed a lot on this decision, and I felt in my heart that McNeese was the place for me.
LAFM: What do you bring as a player to the McNeese football program?
I really have great agility and speed. I am a very team oriented guy. I like having everyone as one unit, and I like bringing players together.
LAFM: How did Vermilion Catholic High School help you along your recruitment process?
They really helped me through the whole recruiting process. They really supported me in my decision making. I think the thing about VC is that everybody is just a big family. It really is a great family atmosphere.