It’s rare that players in the state of South Carolina get away from the two in-state schools – South Carolina and Clemson – and the Tigers have taken an early step to keep one of the best in the Class of 2003 at home with an early scholarship offer.
The Tigers have offered a scholarship to Goose Creek (S.C.) Stratford running back Rodney Kinlaw. However, the Tigers aren’t the only team after the 5-foot-10, 177-pound speedster.
Penn State, South Carolina, N.C. State, Virginia Tech and Virginia are also after Kinlaw, who rushed for 1,071 yards and six touchdowns and earned all-county honors as a junior.
“I’m like Tony Dorsett or O.J. Simpson on the field,” Kinlaw said.
Kinlaw said when it comes to a college decision, he’ll look at things like grades and feeling comfortable with the coaches. He will camp this summer at Virginia Tech.
And that’s probably where he’ll showcase his tremendous athletic ability.
Kinlaw has been timed in the 40-yard dash at 4.4 seconds, has a 290-pound bench press and can squat 420 pounds.