North Carolina was one of the first to offer hard-hitting junior linebacker Tim Kimbrough of Indianapolis (Ind.) Warren Central. Late last month, the 6-1, 216-pound Kimbrough made his way down to Chapel Hill for an unofficial visit.
"I liked it down there. The whole area down there is clean, and I'd like to probably go down there some more. I like how they run the same defense as us, which would be easier for me if I go down there. I like the coaches down there too.
Kimbrough and his family made the trip to Chapel Hill just to do a campus visit. They did not attend one of the Tar Heel's home games, but did sit down with the offensive line coach and the linebackers coach. Kimbrough also has family connections in North Carolina, with an aunt and uncle who love in nearby Raleigh.
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The last visit Kimbrough took before his trip to North Carolina was to see Ohio State's home contest against Wisconsin. The Buckeyes have always held a strong interest from Kimbrough, and he reacted to the recent hiring of Urban Meyer as head coach.
"I haven't talked to him, but I know he is a great coach and the program is going to get much better," Kimbrough said. "I'd like to look into them more."
Besides North Carolina, Kimbrough also holds scholarship offers from Purdue and Cincinnati. Mail comes frequently from schools across the country, with Michigan State being one of the most recent schools to make contact.
"I talked to Coach [Dave] Warner today and they said I could come to their junior day next week," Kimbrough said. "I'm not sure if I am going yet."
Warren Central had a perfect season ended by Carmel High in the sectional finals, finishing with an 11-1 reocrd.
"It was a good season. That last game we played our best, we just couldn't finish," Kimbrough said. "I think I got better throughout the season. I think I was good the first game, but throughout the season I started stripping people and got two forced fumbles this year. I just got better as the season went through."
Besides those two forced fumbles, Kimbrough also tallied 176 tackles, 27 tackles for loss and 7.5 Sacks as a junior.