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Palmetto RB discusses Clemson trip

Three-star Goose Creek (S.C.) running back
Rodney Kinlaw just returned from
his official visit from Clemson with mixed reactions.
"Overall, it was nice," he said. "I liked the campus and the academic
programs for marketing and communications, and I thought the people were great.
Those were the good things. The only negative thing I would say is I didn't
realize they had so many running backs on their roster. They have five or six
guys at my position, so I've got to think about that a little bit."
One of the Tigers' running backs, Ty Hill, played host to Kinlaw for the
visit.
"We got along real well," he said. "We had a blast just hanging around his
house playing NCAA football (on PlayStation2) and going out to see some stuff
around town."
Kinlaw (5-10, 177, 4.4) will visit Penn State on Jan. 17 and Virginia Tech on
Jan. 24. He had been considering squeezing in a mid-week trip to South Carolina
between those dates, but is now considering dropping the Gamecocks.
"I haven't heard from them since their recruiting coach (Charlie Strong) left
for Florida," he said. "It's probably between Clemson, Penn State and Virginia
Tech right now. They're all neck-and-neck."
Kinlaw, a member of the Rivals.com
South Carolina Top 25 team and
the No. 11 all-purpose back in the nation, rushed for 1,787 yards and 32
touchdowns as a senior at Stratford High School.
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