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May 19, 2011In his junior season at Memphis (Tenn.) East High School, running back Brian Kimbrow was not short on big plays and rushed for 1,557 yards and 15 touchdowns. This spring, the 5-foot-9 and 165-pound speedster was up to his old tricks.
"We finished up spring last week and had a couple of games," noted Kimbrow. "We lost to Olive Branch and beat Memphis Ridgeway on Friday and then beat Memphis Overton on Saturday. I had two touchdowns in each game on Friday and then scored two more against Overton."
As expected, Kimbrow's scholarship offers have also increased this spring. Naturally, a steady flock of college coaches made their way to Memphis this spring and some left extending an offer to Kimbrow.
"A bunch of schools came by, schools like Tennessee, Cincinnati, Mississippi State, Purdue, North Carolina, Clemson, Vanderbilt and a lot more," said Kimbrow. "My latest offers came from Purdue, Maryland and Wake Forest and I think I am up to 31 offers now.
"When all of this started, I expected I would get a lot of offers because of my hard work. My coach told me my hard work would pay off and it has. But now I have to work even harder."
In the coming months, Kimbrow will return to the road and begin unofficially visiting several schools. He attended one of Mississippi State's junior days this spring and is planning a return trip to Starkville.
"There will be a lot going on this summer," said Kimbrow. "I hope to make a big circle with all the schools that offered me and visit them and also see some other schools showing interest. I am going to Miami, Florida, Florida State, Cincinatti, Tennessee and then I am going to Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Kentucky."
While Kimbrow is anxious to visit these schools this summer, he is being more patient with his college decision.
"I don't have any favorites or a Top 3 or Top 5 or anything like that," said Kimbrow. "I won't narrow it down until after the season. I am just focused on my senior season and then after that, I will look at things a little harder. I just want to take my time, find a place I am most comfortable at and find that right fit."
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