Recruiting: 'High motor' powers LB Killebrew

<B>Robert Killebrew</B> has offers from over 10 schools, including several Big 12 and national heavyweights, and the LB prospect knows why.

"The coaches (that are recruiting me) tell me that I have a high motor," the Klein senior-to-be told IT Thursday afternoon. "I never stop running. That's how I play. The play's not over till I knock someone out."

That ability, plus his speed, intensity and quickness off the edge, have propelled the self-described "DE-in-an-LB's-body" near the top of the state and national prospect rankings. In the just-released rankings by TheInsiders.com's recruiting analysts, Killebrew is listed as a four-star prospect and the No. 5 linebacker in the country. Heartland Recruiting's early top 120 rankings listed Killebrew as the No. 42 overall prospect in the Lone Star State, but look for the Klein product to be far closer to the top when Heartland's new state rankings are released.

Killebrew said UCLA, Texas, Florida and Oklahoma are his early favorites, but he says he is enjoying the recruiting process and plans on "going through the whole thing" before making his decision. The 6-0-1/2, 203-pounder said he doesn't plan to attend any summer camps, although he did provide a standout performance at the College Station Nike camp in the spring. Killebrew turned in a speedy 4.5 40 along with a sensational 39.4 vertical and 24 bench press reps of 185 pounds.

The Sooners, Gators and Bruins are locks to get official visits in the fall, according to Killebrew, with the Buffs, who received the signature of former Klein teammate DE Marcus Jones last February, and the Horns, among others, mentioned as toss-ups for the final two campus looks. All of the schools mentioned above, plus Texas Tech, Toledo, LSU, Cal, Arizona and Arizona State, have offered, he said, with Georgia Tech on the verge of offering.

Darryl Drake is recruiting Killebrew for UT, although Mack Brown has also personally written him and, get this, sent Mother's and Father's Day cards to his parents! The Sooners counter with Bobby Jack Wright.

"I like the way they play," Killebrew said of his interest in the Horns. "I like what Texas represents and the fact that they are contenders for the national championship."

Killebrew said all of the schools listed above except Colorado are recruiting him to play LB.


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