Recruiting: Conversation with Robert Killebrew

Combine size, speed and athletic ability with academics and you have the total package in Klein LB/DE Robert Killebrew.

Killebrew had just put in a "typical" day when HR reached him on Monday evening.

"We have a summer workout program at school," Killebrew said. "But that's not all I do. I then pull tires (an isometric/resistance type of exercise using tractor/trailer tires). I do about 25 reps with the tires and 20 without to build my lower body. After that, I go to work at Domino's Pizza. (Laughing) I still have problems putting on weight."

The 6-foot-one, 203-pound Killebrew didn't have a problem when it came to posting eye-popping numbers at the Nike camp in College Station this past May. "Kill" as he is called by his teammates, posted a 4.5 in the forty, a 4.36 in the shuttle, benched 185-lbs. 24 times and had an unbelievable 39.4 inch vertical leap.

Killebrew also backs up his athletic ability with numbers, recording 98 tackles (54 solo, 44 assists) with two fumble recoveries, three caused fumbles, eight sacks, 14 QB pressures, 12 other tackles for losses, two pass deflections and returned a lateral for a touchdown in 2001. He was asked about positions.

"I'll play at defensive end this season, but am projected as an outside linebacker in college," he said. "That's where they're all talking about me playing."

Killebrew was asked about his five favorites.

"I really couldn't give them to you right now," he said. "Those you have listed (Colorado, Florida, Texas, Texas A&M, Oklahoma and UCLA) are good, but I want to sit down and think it (my decision) through."

Although he didn't attend any camps this summer, Robert does have family out West.

"My parents attended a small medical school in Los Angeles and we still have family out there. I really enjoy the area when we go out to visit."

Any tough players that you faced last year?

"That's a tough question, but I really enjoyed competing against (Klein Oak tailback) Derrick Brown. He's an excellent player."

Killebrew has also posted a 365-bench, 425 squat, 11.87 100-meter, 22.3 200-meter along with a 3.3 GPA and 1010 SAT. Like we said, the total package.

He is currently ranked 8th overall on the Heartland Recruiting Regional Top 160.

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