Kenyan Drake wanted man

Kenyan Drake, four-star running back from Powder Springs-Hillgrove, Ga., is having a great senior season rushing for more than 500 yards in four games. He is a commitment to the University of Alabama, but that hasn't stopped the in-state SEC school from trying to turn his head. Andrew Bone has the latest news..


"The season is going just as planned," said Kenyan Drake. "It's where we want to be at this point. We are progressing one game at a time. We are 4-0. We have a bye week this week.

"Before our last game I had 21 carries for 325 yards with five rushing touchdowns. I also had four catches for 155 yards with three touchdowns. In our last game I had 18 carries for 196 yards and three touchdowns."

Drake is hoping the long-time teammates can bring a state title in their final year together.

"As a team we have improved our chemistry," he said. "Our senior class has been together since the program first started when we were in the seventh grade. We all came up together.

"This is our last year. We have built a lot of chemistry with each other. Every individual is coming together. We're going after the greater goal, and it has helped propel a lot of individuals to be successful."

Hillgrove is idle this week, but Drake will not visit Tuscaloosa this weekend for the Arkansas game due to SAT prep classes. He plans to attend the LSU game November 5th. He talked about the game this weekend, and the Tide's season.

"I am very excited about watching the game on TV," said Drake. "I think it will be a great showdown between two SEC-West powers. Hopefully Alabama will win and go to the front of the SEC-West.

"I didn't catch the last game, but I saw the game against Penn State. We physically dominated the game. It was impressive to watch the performance. The game wasn't a slouch especially going to Penn State. I watched the game against Kent State. It was a small school, but Alabama did what they needed to do. They dominated offensively and defensively. They got a solid win."

Alabama running back coach Burton Burns attended Drake's game last week. The top ball carrier in the Peach State remains a highly sought-after prospect by the home-state school.

"There are no other schools besides Georgia recruiting me," Drake said. "I get handwritten letters from them every week. I talked to coach McClendon the first couple of days they could contact us.

"He told me about how their depth chart is very slim. They are looking for a big-time running back in this class. They want it to be me. I haven't thought about visiting them. I am solid with my commitment. It's hard enough to make Alabama games."

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