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Larkin popular on Sept. 1

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College coaches were able to contact junior prospects via social media on Monday, and Cincinnati LaSalle running back Jeremy Larkin heard from several schools.
"I talked to a few (Monday) - Kentucky, Michigan State, Northwestern, Ohio and Illinois," Larkin said. "They said they saw some stuff about Friday night and I think they saw some film from last year."
The 5-foot-10, 180-pound Larkin made a statement in his season opener this past Friday, rushing for 288 yards and three touchdowns in LaSalle's win over Cincinnati Colerain.
"I was just trying to go out there, do the best I could and get the W for the team," Larkin said.
Larkin still awaits his first scholarship offer, but he was encouraged by some of the conversations he had on Sept. 1.
"The Northwestern coach I have talked to a couple times and got good feedback from him," Larkin said. "I guess they just want me to keep improving as a player overall."
Larkin has a couple connections to Northwestern, including a teammate who is pledged to the Wildcats in the 2015 class.
"Jordan Thompson at our school is going there and I know Keith Watkins who is already there. He is a good family friend," Larkin said. "(Thompson) said he loves the campus and loves the atmosphere. I know he wants to have a back-up plan in life and he knows they are a good school education-wise."
Another school Larkin has been in contact with since early in his recruitment is Ohio State.
"I have always watched Ohio State. I was born and raised to watch them," Larkin said. "I went up to two camps up there. They pulled me aside and did some side work outs at one of the camps."
With the college season now underway, Larkin is looking at attending several college games in the coming weeks.
"I will probably go out to the Ohio State-UC game (Sept. 27) and maybe the Kentucky-Ohio game coming up this week," Larkin said. "I will try to get up to Northwestern later on."
With his 288 yards on Friday night, Larkin is almost halfway to his 2013 rushing totals. He accounted for 1,173 yards of total offense and 12 touchdowns as a junior.
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