Brian Kimbrow has a few things that will factor into his college decision and they aren’t all about himself.
“Just building a relationship with the coaches, being comfortable in the area and them not only wanting me, but wanting him too,” the 5-foot-9, 179-pound running back from Memphis, Tenn., (Memphis East High School) said.
The “him” he’s referring to is his friend and teammate Will Redmond. Notre Dame satisfied one of Kimbrow’s factors with an offer to Redmond earlier this month after a school visit by Irish assistant Tony Alford.
“He told my coach how they want us really bad and how it’d be a good fit and all of those types of things,” Kimbrow said of Alford.
Kimbrow was offered by the Irish back in March and Redmond having one as well will only help Notre Dame’s cause.
“It feels good,” said Kimbrow of Redmond getting the offer. “We’ve been thinking about going to the same school, this just helps it.”
Now, Notre Dame will try to satisfy Kimbrow’s other requirements when the Memphis East teammates travel to South Bend for Notre Dame’s one-day camp next month.
“We’re really not working out, we’re just going to visit the campus,” said Kimbrow. “We’re going to try to do a couple of things, but we’re not going to do much. We’re just going to visit the campus and see how things are up there and whether we like it or not.”
Kimbrow had almost 1,700 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns as a junior. Kimbrow and Redmond will bring speed to whatever school they choose. Kimbrow was clocked at sub-4.3 last month while Redmond has run a sub-4.4, 4.38.
Kimbrow has more than 25 offers from schools like Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Miami, Nebraska, Stanford, and Tennessee, but seems serious about considering schools who want his buddy as well. Kimbrow put the Irish among his current leaders along with Vanderbilt and Cincinnati, who have each extended offers to the Memphis duo as well.
Kimbrow visited Auburn this past weekend and the Tigers are also among his leaders, although they haven’t offered Redmond.
It’s hard to tell when Kimbrow and/or Redmond may announce their decisions.
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