Back From Virginia Tech

South Carolina RB Rodney Kinlaw, nephew of Penn State great Courtney Brown, took an official visit to Virginia Tech this weekend. How did he enjoy the trip? Has he narrowed the field?

Name: Rodney Kinlaw
Position: RB
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 185 pounds
40-yard dash: 4.36 at Clemson camp
Bench Press: 315 pounds
School: Stratford HS, Goose Creek, SC

"It went pretty good," Rodney said Sunday night of his official visit to Virginia Tech this past weekend. Tight-End Keith Willis was his host.

"He's a friend of my sister."

Rodney's sister is currently a sophomore at Virginia Tech.  Is she pushing the Hokies?

"Kind of, not really, she's going to leave it up to me."

Kinlaw did the usual official visit type things.

"We just went around and viewed the campus and the hall of fame and stuff like that.  I talked to most of the coaches.  They just said that they're interested in me and that they need a running back to come in and give them a good look.

"I liked meeting Coach Beamer, that was really good, really exciting, to see what kind of person he is.  He's really down to earth just like Coach Paterno, he looks out for the athlete mainly.

"I'm just going to wait it out and make my decision, probably Friday or Monday.  I'll probably wait until signing day to announce it.

"Coach Beamer is coming on Tuesday and Coach Paterno is coming in Wednesday.

"I'm probably going to start narrowing it down to two, probably Penn State and Virginia Tech.  I'd say it's about even right now."

Coach Kenney called Rodney on Sunday to let him know that he and Coach Paterno are going down to visit him on Wednesday.

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