Memphis running back has interest in UT

Will the University of Tennessee recruit a running back for their 2010 recruiting class? One Tennessee High School running back that appears to be on UT's radar is Memphis University School athlete Keith McBride. InsideTennessee.com caught up with McBride this week to find out what offers he is holding and if he has any interest in the Vols. Go inside for the latest.

Lane Kiffin has stocked the cupboard with running backs at the University of Tennessee.

The big question is will Kiffin try to sign a back in the 2010 class.

A bigger question is what back will not be intimidated by the Vols having true freshmen Bryce Brown and David Oku on the roster.

One Tennessee High School running back that appears to be on UT's radar is Memphis University School athlete Keith McBride.

InsideTennessee.com caught up with McBride this week to find out what offers he is holding and if he has any interest in the Vols.

"I have two offers so far," McBride said. "I'm getting interest from several other schools, including the University of Tennessee."

Kiffin has placed his best recruiter, his recruiting coordinator Ed Orgeron in charge of recruiting the Bluff City. A place that hasn't been overly friendly to the Volunteer's recruiting efforts the past few years.

"Coach (Ed) Orgeron is doing a great job recruiting me," McBride admitted. "He is really easy to talk to. You can tell he is really fired up about being at Tennessee and appears to love Knoxville."

McBride currently has offers from Duke and Army and is hoping for more this fall.

"Tennessee is waiting to watch some of my games this fall," McBride said. "They seem very interested; it's great they are showing interest."

Other schools that are showing interest includes Northwestern, Southern Mississippi, and Arkansas.

Did McBride grow up as a Tennessee Fan?

"No not really," McBride admitted. "I really grew up like Memphis a lot, don't get me wrong I have always liked Tennessee also."

McBride got the opportunity to see the Knoxville campus and meet the new coaching staff during Tennessee's Jr. Day in the spring.

"Barry Brunetti, my coach and a couple of other players made the trip," McBride said. "It's a great campus."

McBride is a 6-foot-0, 210-pound athlete, who runs a 4.42 forty. He rushed for over 500 yards as a junior and added another 225 yards in receptions.


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