After picking up offers from schools like Nebraska, Alabama, Auburn, LSU, Miami, Arkansas, Stanford, Notre Dame, Tennessee, Colorado and USC to name a few, it would be understandable for a recruit to get a little bit of an inflated ego.
But apparently not Brian Kimbrow, as he appears to be a grounded young man.
"I'm just blessed right now. I thank god for this opportunity in front of me. I won't let it go to my head like some players do, my mom raised me better than that."
And like many of his offers to date, the news about the one from the Huskers came through his head coach.
"Yeah, my coach just told me I had an offer from Nebraska the other week. I don't know much about them yet, but I really don't know much about any of these schools yet. I have heard that they win a lot, that's about all I know.
"But Nebraska does send me a lot of mail, so I thought they were interested. I'm hoping they send me something with a number on it to call so I can talk to the coaches, that's what I've been waiting on."
At 5-foot-9 and 170 pounds you might doubt Brian's ability to run for the hard yards between the tackles. He says you'd be making a mistake.
"People don't think I can run strong because of my size, but that's when I surprise them. I return kicks and play running back in high school. I use my speed to generate my power when I hit the hole. My coach says that I'm a very confident runner. My vision also helps me out a lot, but really my speed is what makes the difference. I can go up the middle or around the outside."
Brian said he hopes to continue that role on the next level.
"I want to do the same things in college. Returning kicks is my thing, but I want to play running back too. And I'll play on all the special teams, I'm good at blocking kicks."
What were your stats from last year?
"I had 2,315 all-purpose yards. 1,600 of that was from rushing and I had 18 touchdowns. I also took two kick returns to the house. Also blocked three kicks and had two interceptions playing defense."
You said earlier your game was built on speed, do you have any numbers to back it up?
sir, our coach has already timed us twice this year in the forty. I ran
a 4.25 on the first try, then a 4.28 on the second. When we ran
outside, I ran in the 4.3's."
Originally from the deep south, Brian said he's only been living in the state of Tennessee for a few years.
"I'm from Mississippi, right outside Macon. I've been living up here in Tennessee for about four or five years."
How do you stay busy away from school? What are some things you like to do in your spare time?
"Really sir, I just train for track and football all the time. When I'm not, I'm studying the bible, going to church and trying to make myself a better man."
"I try to help out as much as I can at some of the local churches around here."
Brian also said he plans to take it slow when it comes to his recruitment. But there still are local pressures he must deal with.
"I'm just keeping my eyes open to everybody. I have to be careful with all these offers and where I go. I can't go to a certain school just because some people want me to. I've got these people over here telling me I have to go here or need to go there. Even some schools have tried to get me to commit, but I'm just not ready to do that yet.
"This is my decision and I want to take my time with it. I'm the one that has to live with it for the rest of my life. I'm going to let God help lead me to the right program."
Brian said he considers himself "totally" wide open at this point, and won't make a commitment until he makes a few officials. Over the summer he plans to narrow his list then pick five schools to visit officially. Big Red Report will continue to track the recruitment of Brian Kimbrow, and bring you any pertinent details as they come in.