Video Breakdown RB Kayce Medlock
SENIOR YEAR STATS: 1,184 yards (10.8 per carry), 15 touchdowns
COMMITTED TO SMU OVER: Army, Colorado, Incarnate Word, Lamar, Louisiana-Lafayette, Navy, Northwestern State, Stephen F. Austin, Texas-San Antonio, Tulane.
SIDE NOTE: Loves working for great causes and working with young kids.
AUDIBLE: “SMU is a great D1 school with a great location and a great program with excellent academics. When I first met the coaches they treated me great and have always been there for me.”
How Medlock fits
SMU has five running backs returning next season, and though Medlock would likely bring a lot of explosiveness to SMU’s offense, he looks like a redshirt candidate because of that depth in front of him.
What Medlock brings
He is very fast and is physical enough to shed would be tacklers. He runs a 4.40-40 and on tape he seems even faster with the ball in his hands. He has some serious home-run ability.
Expectations for freshman year
SMU has a full stable of veteran runners, so he’ll likely redshirt. Xavier Jones, Braeden West, Ke'Mon Freeman, Aphonso Thomas and Jordan Carmouche (if he stays at running back) all have at least two years of eligibility left.
Career expectations for Medlock
There is a lot to like about Medlock. He has good size and is a physical runner when he needs to be, but his speed makes him special. Once he gets on the field for SMU he should be a lot of fun to watch. He could easily be a multi-year starter, but with the depth SMU has at running back, starter doesn't necessarily mean feature back.