Avary Kemp III is one of the best players from the St. Louis, MO area in the Class of 2025.
The 5-foot-9, 170-pound Kemp III, who attends Ferguson Middle School, is a dynamic player that works as an ATH.
Kemp III has earned plenty of recognition during his career, such as: Missouri Player of the Year, The Process All american, CC3 All American and Pro Football Hall of Fame gold ticket winner.
Kemp III is humbled by the accolades.
“It means the hard work I put in is paying off,” Kemp III said. “It’s exciting.To get awarded to compete against the best players in the country at my age level means I'm doing something right.”
Kemp III has attended the following camps: Rising Stars, Pro Football Hall of Fame, and twice at the National Championship.
Last season, Kemp III amassed 26 touchdowns and snagged 8 interceptions.
No matter the opponent, every game Kemp III is determined to give it his all.
Kemp III is going all out.
The motor is always at full throttle whenever Kemp III steps between the lines.
“My mindset is to be the best,” Kemp III said. “I want to do everything I can to help my team win, don't make mistakes, and do my job.”
Kemp III has great passion and energy whenever he’s on the field. Kemp III tells why he enjoys the game of football so much.
“My friends and family get to see me do what I love to do,” Kemp III said. “When I make all the big plays I do to celebrate and watch the excitement on their faces is what I enjoy most.”
Kemp III has learned many valuable lessons from playing football that he applies to his everyday life.
“Football has taught me to always work hard at whatever you do,” Kemp III said.
Kemp III shares his favorite memories of playing football.
“I have so many. I won the national championship in Florida, won The Process All American championship game, won the CCE All American championship game,” Kemp III said. “I hate to lose so I always play my hardest when I step on the field.”
Kemp III takes his role as one of the leaders on the team very seriously. Kemp III makes sure he’s a daily positive influence on his peers.
“I lead by example.I motivate my teammates, always give my all and I hold them to the same standard,” Kemp III said. “The best advice I give is that whenever they have free time, go out and practice. That’s how you get better.”
Kemp III is appreciative of having amazing male role models that are supportive.
“I’ve learned from my coaches about how to be leader and breaking down the game to understand it more. They teach me coverages, formations and learning how to read offenses and defenses,” Kemp III said. “They tell me to lift up teammates when they're down and praise them when they do something right. The best advice they give is to be coachable and truly understand the game.Your IQ is the difference between you and some other players.”
Kemp III patterns his mentality after these standouts.
“I play a lot of positions so I look up to a lot of players like Saquon Barkley, Tyreke Hill and Jalen Ramsey,” Kemp III said. “All those guys go hard on and off the field so it shows on game days. I watch their workouts on YouTube and I do the same drills so I can get better.”
Kemp III lists math as his favorite subject in school.
“I love solving problems so that subject intrigues me,” Kemp III said.
Kemp III explains his collegiate aspirations.
“I'm from St. Louis and my big cousin Damien Nash played at Mizzou before entering the NFL, so of course Mizzou is an option,” Kemp III said. “i like Illinois, Oregon, ohio State, Oklahoma, Clemson, Notre Dame and Alabama.”
Kemp III maintains a rigorous schedule to stay sharp.
“I do cone and ladder drills, ball catching drills, and acceleration drills,” Kemp III said. “I do these things to improve my speed and elusiveness.”
Kemp III is striving for greatness in all that he does.
“For high school I want to win state, be highly ranked going into college, break some school records, and to receive many college offers,” Kemp III said.
Kemp III describes what he believes separates himself from the pack.
“I am a leader, I work harder than everyone, my IQ is second to none, I’m unselfish, and my skill level is unmatched,” Kemp III said. “I’m fast, shifty, elusive, strong,and athletic. When I touch the ball I score. If the ball is in the air I come down with it no matter who's around. I am determined to be the best and nothing and no one will stop me.”
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