Kenyan Drake excited about future

Kenyan Drake, four-star running back from Power Springs-Hillgrove, Ga., is excited about his arrival at the University of Alabama next month. DrakeFind out what else Drake had to say about his future in Tuscaloosa.

"I am leaving May 27," Kenyan Drake said of his departure from the Peach State. "I am very excited about getting there. I can't help, but be excited. I have been waiting on this moment for as long as I can remember.

"I definitely want to establish myself when I get there and to be ready and willing to work hard in the weight room and classroom. I want to show them I am hard worker.

"My plan right now is to room with Brandon Greene, Reggie Ragland and Tyler Hayes. Outside of seeing the guys when I am in Tuscaloosa I haven't really stayed in touch with the other guys in the recruiting class."

Drake was in Tuscaloosa for the Tide's spring game.

"It was pretty exciting," he said of A-Day. "You knew all the players before hand when you were just a commitment, and they were trying to recruit you. Now you are a part of the team. It was exciting to see the guys who had signed. It was cool to chill with them.

"I definitely have all the confidence in the world in this team. I am a part of this team. I was just telling myself I can't wait to watch the games this year. Then realized I am going to be in them. We have a great chance to repeat and be national champions again."

The 6-foot-1, 200-pound athlete has been staying in shape this spring by participating on the track team. He and other teammates have qualified for the state meet next week.

"I haven't necessarily been working out," Drake said. "I have been very dedicated to my track tem. I have to stay loose on the track. I have been maintaining, but haven't been working extremely hard in the weight room. I feel like I am in the best condition I can possibly be in.

"I just called coach Smart today. He is going to come to my state track championship next week. I am on the 4x1 team. He is going to come watch. He is also coming to the school to check in on some of our younger guys."

Drake talked about the Tide's success in the NFL Draft this past weekend. He also discussed his thoughts on Alabama's signing class.

"It was pretty exciting seeing four Alabama players go in the first round and several others go after that," he said. "I thought it was pretty exciting to see players who went through the system having success. You have high hopes for you own hopes and dreams.

"I feel like the class is one of the most balanced, best overall class coach Saban has brought in since he has been at Alabama. I am not taking away anything from previous great classes. The No. 1 class title is special. I feel like this class will contribute to what Alabama has and help contribute for years to come."

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