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South Carolina RB visits VaTech

Three-star Goose Creek (S.C.) running back
Rodney Kinlaw says he's got
co-leaders after returning from this weekend's official visit.
"Virginia Tech was really nice," he said. "I liked it a lot. The big thing
that made an impression on me was getting a chance to meet coach (Frank) Beamer
and sit down and talk to him one-on-one for a long time. He let me know what
their depth chart situation looks like and how much of an opportunity I had to
come in there and play early.
Tight end Keith Willis played host to Kinlaw during his visit, but he also
had an unofficial host of sorts.
"I spent a lot of time hanging out with my sister where she goes to school
there," he said. "She's trying to recruit me, too, but she's letting me be my
own man and make my own decision."
So is there a favorite to land his commitment?
"It's pretty much even with Penn State and Virginia Tech right now," he said.
"Clemson's still in there a little bit, but they've got a lot of running backs
on the roster. I'm going to sit down and think about it a lot this week, try to
come up with something by Friday or Saturday."
Kinlaw (5-10, 177, 4.4) is a member of the Rivals.com
South Carolina Top 25 team and
the No. 11 all-purpose back in the nation. He rushed for 1,787 yards and 32
touchdowns as a senior at Stratford High School.
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