Brian Kimbrow visits Iron Bowl

Brian Kimbrow, one of the top rated prospects in the state of Tennessee in the class of 2012, made the trip from Memphis to Tuscaloosa to take in the Iron Bowl. The star running back from East High School was taking his first visit of the year despite having 19 offers already on the table.


"Alabama has a great fanbase," Brian Kimbrow said. "The game was good. I came with Coach Harrison an assistant coach at East. As far as talking to the (Alabama) coaches, not really did that, just went down to enjoy the game."

His 19 offers consist of schools like Tennessee, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Memphis, Middle Tennessee State, Auburn, Duke, LSU, Stanford, and USC among others.

"I'd like to go to a school that's been winning," Kimbrow said. "I want to have a lot of competition and be pushed to earn playing time. I don't want to hear I'll play right away because I want to work for everything I get."

Kimbrow, 5-9, 165, set the BadgerSport's Elite 7-on-7 on fire in Tuscaloosa last summer and was named Scout.com's Fab Five at the camp. He was timed at 4.28 in the 40 yard dash at the Byron De'Vinner Elite Prospect Combine in Memphis.

"This season I feel like I was more explosive," said Kimbrow. "I did a better job of reading my blockers. I thought I got better as the season went on, and we made it to the playoffs."

The East Mustangs were 4-6 in the regular season. They were beaten in the first round by Ridgeway. Kimbrow rushed for 1,651 yards with 19 touchdowns and was named 1st team All-District by The Commercial Appeal.

"My senior year the goal is going to bring home a state championship," said Kimbrow. "Hopefully with a lot of attention on me it will get my teammates some recognition and looks by major colleges."

Although Tuscaloosa has been his lone school visit so far away from the Memphis area, Kimbrow would like to see other interested schools.

"Right now lack of transportation is getting the better of me," Kimbrow stated. "I'd like to major in something where you have to travel a lot because I enjoy getting out there and seeing new places."

Kimbrow wears No. 3 for the East Mustangs. His head football coach is Marcus Wimberly. He plans to run track and swim for his high school in the off-season.

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