High School: Four-year letterman at Ville Platte High where he played tight end and defensive end for coaches Roy Serie and Tracey Jagneaux...rated a three-star recruit by Rivals.com and 247Sports.com while garnering two-star status by Scout.com...named No. 38 recruit in the state by Rivals.com and No. 60 by 247Sports, and tabbed No. 60 tight end nationally by 247Sports.com and No. 86 at the position by Scout.com...received an 81 rating by 247Sports.com and listed 41st in the Times Picayune's Nifty 50...helped lead the Bulldogs to a combined 26-18 record with three trips to the state playoff and District 5-2A titles as a sophomore and junior...as a senior, named first-team All-District 5-3A and all-parish after catching 24 passes for 321 yards and two touchdowns to go with a pair of two-point conversion catches on offense while adding 14 tackles (10 solo, 4 assists), one fumble recovery on defense...as a junior, tallied 34 catches for 511 yards and five touchdowns and three two-point conversion catches on offense while tallying 44 tackles (27 solo, 15 assists) with four sacks among eight tackles for loss and a forced fumble on defense...as a sophomore, ran once for a two-yard touchdown and caught 15 passes for 272 yards and three scores on offense while posting 18 tackles (16 solo, 2 assists) with a sack, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery on defense...as a freshman, recorded two catches for 88 yards and two touchdowns to go with four tackles and a pair of tackles for loss...also lettered four years in basketball and once in track and field...off the field, was a member of the Beta Club and was named Ville Platte High's Student of the Year.
Personal: Born Kendall Ardoin on Oct. 9, 1995, in Opelousas, La...son of Kenneth and Carlene Ardoin...has two brothers, Reicous and Cody...second-cousin, Greg LaFleur, played football at LSU and in the NFL for the St.Louis Cardinals and Indianapolis Colts...third-cousin, Robert Sacre, played basketball at Gonzaga and is currently a member of the Los Angeles Lakers...proposed major is chemical engineering...chose Tulane over Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisiana Tech, Mississippi State, Rice and ULM.