It’s countdown time in the state of Tennessee.
The state’s top high school prospect, Brian Kimbrow of Memphis East High School is now officially on the clock, as the four star prospect will make his official announcement his upcoming Friday July 1 2:00 p.m., at the D1 Training Facility in Franklin, Tennessee.
Now the million dollar question is which school will he choose?
InsideTennessee.com caught up with the speedy athlete Sunday morning to get his take on the six schools in the running for his services.
“It’s down to six schools,” Kimbrow said. “Tennessee, Cincinnati, Mississippi State, Vanderbilt, Notre Dame and Auburn.”
Kimbrow wouldn’t tip his hand on which school he was going to pick, but laughed when asked if his decision on making the announcement in Franklin, Tennessee was a positive omen for Vanderbilt’s new head coach James Franklin.
“I don’t know if it is or not,” Kimbrow laughed. “I will just be glad to get this recruiting process behind me. It’s really been overwhelming at times.”
Kimbrow has kept up with school message boards and can’t believe some of the things some fans have to say about him.
“It’s crazy,” Kimbrow said. “People assume to know what I’m going to do, but they really don’t know. I was never disrespectful to Tennessee while I was down there on a visit, that’s not the kind of person I am.”
n fact when Kimbrow as asked about what stood out about his six finalists, this is what he had to say about Tennessee.
“I had a great time while I was there,” Kimbrow said. “I love their coaching staff and I love their facilities, they have some of the best in the country. They have always treated me great while I have been there.”
Kimbrow on Cincinnati: I have a great relationship with their coaches, I haven’t been there for a visit, but I think I would fit in well there.
Kimbrow on Mississippi State: I grew up around Starkville. I have a lot of family still there and I have a great relationship with Coach Dan Mullins.
Kimbrow on Notre Dame: That’s another school I haven’t got the chance to see. I really like Coach Kelly a lot. They have a great reputation academically and it would be a great school to go to.
Kimbrow on Auburn: Coach Trooper Taylor and I are great friends. He is a great coach and a proven winner. They showed me a great time while I was there for their camp.
Whatever school that gets Kimbrow’s commitment will definitely upgrade their speed. Kimbrow has been clocked on several occasions in the 4.28 range.