Kilgore LB has several schools eyeing him

One of the fastest linebacker in the JUCO ranks this season was Kilgore LB Qualon Childress (6-0, 225). What is amazing about the talented defender's speed is that he suffered a torn ACL the year before, but now that he's back to 100% health, several D-1 programs have their eyes on him and one is close to setting up a visit. Read on to find out more...

Childress was a standout defender at Desoto High School in Texas and found out late in the process he wouldn't be able to qualify.

"Kilgore called me and said they wanted me to come up play some ball," Childress told JCFootball.com earlier this year. "When I looked at things, I looked at all the great programs they played against and I knew I would get good coaching and be able to play against great players every week so it just made sense to me."

Childress played extensively as a freshman in 2007, but missed the entire 2008 season with a knee injury. This fall he's back to being healthy and he's been a terror on defense for the Rangers posting 57 tackles, four tackles-for-loss, one sack, one forced fumble and an interception from his weakside linebacker position.

"The injury was a setback, but I'm back at 100% now and I felt like I could fly around and do what I needed to do," Childress said. "I run a 4.43 forty and I've maintained my speed even after the injury and I think that's a big key to my game because it allows me to attack a lot and to make plays even if they run away from me."

Recruiting has picked up now that Kilgore's season is over and he could be setting up a visiti with a MAC school very soon.

"Toledo, Ohio and Tulsa are the three schools that have been calling me," Childress said. "Now that our season is over, I'm going to set up a visit with Ohio real soon because me and my coaches told them after our season was over that's when I would take my visits.

"I don't have any offers yet, but all three of them have said they want me to visit and see me in person and then they would probably offer me."

Since he redshirted in 2008, Childress will be able to sign in December and he'll have two years to play two wherever he ends up.

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