Junior to Watch: Rodney Kinlaw
School: Goose Creek (S.C.) Stratford
Position: Running back
Size and speed: Kinlaw stands 5-foot-10 and weighs 180 pounds. He runs the 40-yard dash in 4.4 seconds.
Statistics: As a junior, Kinlaw ran for 1,000 yards and eight touchdowns.
Favorite Schools: Clemson, South Carolina, Virginia Tech, Penn State, NC State.
Skinny: Kinlaw is a slashing running back with excellent speed and good power in his legs. He hasn’t carried the ball a lot (154 carries as a junior) so his endurance could be a problem. He has good hands and could be a solid third-down back in college as well as a change-of-pace speedster.
“Clemson is my only offer so far, but others seem close,” he said. “Clemson has shown the most interest in me from the start, but I want to see who else is interested as well.”
Kinlaw camped at Virginia Tech last year and has already visited Clemson, South Carolina and Penn State as well. He’s not sure where he’s camping yet this summer.