4-star RB Kimbrow Discusses Interest in Irish

Memphis (Tenn.) East High four-star running back Brian Kimbrow spoke to IrishEyes.com about his interest in Notre Dame, his relationship with the coaching staff and whether he will make a summer visit to campus. He also talked about his decision day, and why he picked then to announce. Check out what else Kimbrow had to say by coming inside.

With dozens of offers from schools coast-to-coast, Memphis (Tenn.) East High four-star running back Brian Kimbrow pretty has a pick of where he wants to go to school.

So, what's his interest in Notre Dame?

"High," Kimbrow said. "Very high."

The 5-foot-9, 165-pound Kimbrow said his interest level in the Irish is best exemplified by scheduling a visit to campus.

"I plan to be going soon," he said. "It will be in June. I'm going there for a camp, but it's really going to be like a visit."

Kimbrow, who says he runs in the 4.3s in the 40-yard dash regularly, is being recruited as a running back and to perform in the return game.

One of the things attracting him to Notre Dame is the relationship he is building with the coaching staff.

"I feel comfortable talking to them," he said. "They talk about how many backs they have, how they would love to have me there. They say I would have to work for (playing time), and they weren't going to give me anything. That's what I like. I like competing."

Kimbrow's speed and elusiveness out of the backfield would fit well into Notre Dame's offense, and his production as a junior showed his ability. He ran for 1,651 yards rushing, returned two kickoffs for touchdowns and had a combined 18 touchdowns on the season.

However, right now Kimbrow isn't focused on recruiting because East High is in the middle of spring practice.

"I'm just focusing on the season right now," he said. "We have spring practice now, and I'm working on everything to be a complete running back."

Among the schools Kimbrow said already visited are Tennessee, Ole Miss, Michigan State and Vanderbilt. He said he plans to travel to Cincinnati, Michigan State and Vanderbilt (again) in addition to Notre Dame once the summer arrives.

And while Kimbrow's focus is not on recruiting now, he already knows when he will be making his decision.

"Signing day," he said. "I want to wait until after the season, and be able to focus on my season."

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