Busy Summer Ahead for Kinlaw

Special to SCPrepNation
Posted Apr 9, 2012


After rushing for nearly 1,500 yards and 12 scores as a tenth-grader last season, it's no surprise why several major programs ranging from the SEC to the Pac-12 have been flooding this young man’s mailbox will letters of interest. Inside, get the latest on the gifted athlete out of Goose Creek, SC

The letters are steadily piling up inside of this young man’s mailbox. We are talking about Goose Creek High School 2014 running back prospect, Caleb Kinlaw. As of recent, the highly-talented sophomore prospect out of Goose Creek, South Carolina has been receiving an abundance of mail from a vast array of programs throughout the country. “I’ve gotten letters from Florida, Georgia, Georgia Tech, UNC, South Carolina, Clemson, Virginia Tech, NC State, Virginia, Notre Dame, Oregon, Nebraska, LSU, Alabama, and Maryland,” Kinlaw shared.

As you can see, the up and coming star out of the Low Country region of South Carolina hasn’t been lacking any attention on the recruiting front whatsoever. But in an effort to parlay some of the early interest he’s been receiving into scholarship offers, the 5-10, 182 pound back will be taking his skill set on the road this spring/summer, to showcase his talent on the 2012 camp circuit. “Right now I plan to go to Virginia Tech, South Carolina, Clemson and maybe NC State,” Kinlaw said. “But, I want to visit Alabama, LSU and UNC also.”

Caleb shared that he’s already been to Virginia Tech, South Carolina, and Clemson for unofficial visits, and that he's gotten a pretty good vibe from each one of them. However, two of them in particular stand out a little more than the other. “I like the atmospheres of Clemson and Virginia Tech slightly more than USC,” said Kinlaw. “Along with the academics, conference prestige, and the amount of players they send to the pros.”

Make no bones about it; South Carolina is still a major player within Kinlaw’s recruitment, and the 2014 prospect made sure we understood that clearly. He went on to share that he is wide open with his recruitment, and that he is not ruling anyone out at this time.

South Carolina is the only school that has offered the rising Low Country product. But you can rest assure that more schools will jump on the bandwagon before it is all said and done.

We will keep you posted on the very latest regarding this special talent out of Goose Creek, South Carolina.

Note: During our interview with Kinlaw, he informed us that he'd like to learn more about PAC-12 member, Oregon. In fact he’s has been pondering over the idea of flying out west to camp with them this summer. “I like how successful they've been for a while and a lot of eyes are on their program,” said Kinlaw. “They have majors in the field that I'm interested in. They also produce good running backs.”


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