Kimberlin gets Memphis offer

Josh Kimberlin didn't start communicating with the University of Memphis until about a month ago. Earlier this week, the linebacker and quarterback out of Olive Branch, Miss., got a written scholarship offer in the mail from the Tigers. And he was excited.

Josh Kimberlin didn't start communicating with the University of Memphis until about a month ago.

Earlier this week, the linebacker and quarterback out of Olive Branch, Miss., got a written scholarship offer in the mail from the Tigers. And he was excited.

"I'm interested," Kimberlin said Friday. "I grew up in Collierville (Tennessee), so I'm around here. I've been here my whole life. I love it here. I think they've got a good plan to get things going."

Kimberlin, whose squad plays its first game of the season tonight against Rossville Academy, said his plan for now is to wait out the season before making a decision. Other than Memphis, Kimberlin currently has offers from Arkansas State, Central Arkansas, and Samford.

"I'm going to go see a couple of games (at Memphis) and check out the college more," Kimberlin said.

The 195-pound Kimberlin said Memphis is recruiting him as a nickel-back, a hybrid between a safety and a linebacker.

"I'm more of a safety right now because of my size," he said. "I'm not as big as some of the linebackers, but I've got speed. Once I get to college I think I'll become more of a LB. That's up to them, though."


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