Jr RB Silas Redd Attracting Attention

The King and Low Heywood-Thomas school in Stamford, CT, is not a school one thinks of in regards of Division-I talent. However, in this 2010 class, three young men are emerging as kids that can play at the next level. Today we present one of these young men: Silas Redd. In the near future, we shall showcase the two others: Kevin Pierre Louis and Eric Joyner.

RB/DB prospect Silas Redd (5'10 190) was raised in Norwalk CT. He has been a standout athlete from a young age in the public school leagues. Then, when it was time to make the transition to high school, he and his family made the decision to enroll in the prestigious private school that stressed academics: the King and Low-Heyward Thomas School. And in his two years with the program, his outstanding and inspiring play has led to a strong revival in the program.

"King and Low has been a great experience both athletically and academically. While I was raised in a city atmosphere, now I am enjoying the challenges of a smaller private school. I think I can fit in well in many different types of programs, whether it be a large, public university, or a smaller private one".

Last season, Redd gained 1261 yards and 13 TDs in nine games, while averaging close to 11 yards per carry. Defensively he was credited with 52 tackles. His assistant coach, Mike Little had this to share about his star player.

"Silas played mostly safety for us as a freshman and he was a ferocious hitter. He really was a presence with his physical play from his first year. Then as a sophomore, he took over the reigns at the TB position and he was phenomenal. He has a plethora of moves - a whole lot of moves. He runs with power, but also shows great burst. He has awesome lower body strength. He is a great all-purpose back and a really tough kid."

Redd believes that it's his feel for the game that has set him apart from his peers.

"While I think I have good footwork, moves, burst and acceleration, I think I have been blessed with a feel for the game. I have great vision and instincts when I carry the ball. I don't take plays off. I try to run hard every time I get the ball."

Thus far, Silas has visited three schools: Boston College, Virginia and Penn State, and has come away with verbal offers from two of those programs.

"I grew up a Penn State fan and it is always a good experience going up there for camp. I met Joe Paterno and that was an experience that I'll never forget. Boston College was excellent. I went for camp and this was my first year up there. I did the best I could and left everything out there on the field. I worked out both at RB and Safety and gave it 150% with all my reps. They gave me a lot of attention and gave me a verbal offer after the camp."

"We then went to the Virginia camp and this is my 2nd year going down there. I got to spend some time with Coach Diacco and we connected well. They escorted us through camp and really gave us a VIP-like treatment. The facilities were great and we felt comfortable there. I also got a verbal offer from Virginia after their camp."

Redd looks towards visiting and speaking with many coaches from other top programs. Some of the schools that he has interest in include South Carolina, Clemson, North Carolina, Rutgers, Michigan State, LSU and Florida.

See why Silas Redd has attracted so much early attention. Below are some video clips from his sophomore year:

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