It doesn't take long to notice a special athlete at a high school combine.
There is one that always stands out in the crowd, whether it's his size, lack of size or just the overall speed of the athlete.
Memphis East running back Brian Kimbrow, a rising junior, was the fastest athlete out of over 100 high school prospects that turned out for the Byron De'Vinner Foundation Combine in Nashville Saturday morning.
Kimbrow, who as a sophomore rushed for 963 yards on 86 carries for his Memphis East team last fall, definitely possesses special talents.
He ran a 4.37 40 on a slow grass field at Cane Ridge High School and was the fastest athlete out of all the participants.
"He definitely is fast," said Byron De'Vinner. "He is going to be one of the top juniors in the state of Tennessee this coming fall."
Kimbrow doesn't have any offers yet, but he realizes it's really early in the recruiting process.
"I expected to be highly recruited," Kimbrow told InsideTennessee.com at the combine Saturday. "I know it's early. There are a lot of schools showing interest."
What schools interest Kimbrow?
"I like Ole Miss, Tennessee, TCU and Mississippi State," Kimbrow said. "Ole Miss has a nice program, I like the way they do things down there. I love the traditions at Tennessee. I have had the opportunity to see the Ole Miss and Alabama campuses."
Kimbrow got the opportunity to participate on one of the two Tennessee 7-on-7 Badger teams that played in the regional tourney in Tuscaloosa late last month.
"It was great to get to play with some of the best talent in the state," Kimbrow said. "No matter being one of the younger players on the team, I thought I held my own."
Kimbrow is looking for a school that will provide him a solid education. He is currently a 3.0 student.
THE INSIDE TAKE ON KIMBROW
You can't teach speed. You can tell that Kimbrow is something special. He possesses a confidence that you like to see in great running backs.
If he continues to grow, the electric elusive back will be getting a lot of DI offers.
Brian Kimbrow rushed for nearly 1,000 yards as a sophomore. The talented runner turned in the fastest 40 time in Nashville at the De'Vinner Foundation Combine, clocking 4.37 on a slow grass field. Go "Inside" to get the latest on one of the top juniors in the Volunteer State this fall.