Kimbrow may be fastest player in state

InsideTennessee.com recently attended a junior combine held in Nashville last month that was put on by the Devinner Foundation. One of the fastest guys at that combine was Memphis East's Brian Kimbrow. Go "Inside" to get the latest on Kimbrow's recruitment and details about his performance in Nashville.

One thing is for sure, there is going to be a lot of talent in the recruiting Class of 2012 in the state of Tennessee.

Another thing is for sure, there is going to be a lot of speed in this class.

You don't have to look any farther than Memphis East High School to see that. Junior running back Brian Kimbrow recently participated in the Devinner Foundation Combine held last month and blew away the competition with some daunting numbers.

"I knew he was fast but for him to run a 4.25 forty is simply amazing," Byron Devinner told InsideTennessee.com. "Brian is a great athlete but more importantly a better young man. He works hard and it's paying off for him."

Kimbrow is definitely fast but appears to be humble as well. He finished his junior season on a fair East team with over 1,600 yards and 23 touchdowns. He gives credits for his athletic talents to those who have worked with him over the years.

"I work hard on the little things so I can get faster," Kimbrow said. "I'm not satisfied with running a 4.25, I want to be faster. I have been blessed with some good people around me, that help me train. It's something that I work very hard at."

Kimbrow was pleased with the way he ran at the December combine but is wanting to show his skills and speed at several combines this winter and spring.

"I'm going to the Army All-American combine and the Under Armour Combine," Kimbrow said. "I want to be the fastest guy at all both of those venues."

Many football fans might ask the question whether Kimbrow is a track guy that is playing football or is he a football player that could run track.

"Football is my first love," Kimbrow noted. "I love everything about the game."

Devinner would agree with that assessment.

"Brian is definitely a D1 college football player," Devinner said. "He is a great football player with great speed. I wouldn't call him a track guy. He has one of the best work ethics I have ever been around. From the background in which he came, he could have chosen the wrong path, but he didn't. Football and sports helped him in this area."

Kimbrow is excited about the future at Memphis East and will have another fast guy in the backfield with him this upcoming season.

"Having Will Redmond at our school now will be great," Kimbrow said. "He is a great athlete and we will compliment each other. Our team is going to be tough to beat."

Recruiting is also going great for Kimbrow. He is getting offers almost as fast as he runs the forty.

"I have 19 offers right now," Kimbrow said. "Tennessee has offered, USC, Alabama, and a lot of other schools. It's great to see my hard work is paying off."

One school that Kimbrow likes is the University of Tennessee.

"They are definitely up there high on my list," Kimbrow said. "I have always liked it up there. They have a new coaching staff and seem to be headed back in the right direction."

Stay tuned to InsideTennessee.com as we continue to track Kimbrow's recruitment.


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