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Bourbons stock heating up

Days after landing a Big 12 scholarship offer from Kansas, Potosi, Mo., running back Brandon Bourbon has landed a scholarship offer from a Mountain West power.
"Brandon got an offer last night from BYU," Roger Boubon, Brandon's father, said Thursday morning.
Bourbon, who is 6-foot-2 and 205 pounds, is quickly becoming one of the hottest targets in the Show Me State. After rushing for 2,400 yards and 29 touchdowns as a junior, Bourbon was offered early in the process by Stanford assistant Ron Lynn. He then quickly received an academic scholarship offer from Harvard, which is not able to offer football grants.
He then took an unofficial visit this past weekend to Lawrence, Kan., where he landed the offer from the Jayhawks.
"It was really exciting to get an offer from them," Bourbon said. "I have seen them play on TV so I wanted to see their place. They told me I had a scholarship offer and that was huge to me. I really liked everything I saw and everything facility-wise."
Bourbon is starting to really soak up the recruiting process and is keeping an open mind.
"I would like to get out and see Stanford but I don't with our situation that I can," Bourbon said. "I've also received letters from Princeton and Brown. Harvard is the only Ivy League school that has offered."
Other schools like Arkansas, Kansas State, Missouri, Oklahoma and Ball State have shown interest in Bourbon.