wake forest still is my top school right now. Thats the school im going to go to. (but), once i visit other schools, if theyve got something that im more interested in and i feel more at home there than i do at wake, thats the time ill start to look around more.
tennessee showed interest in him for about a month, he said, before giving him his first sec offer more than two weeks ago. that was a big deal because that was my first sec school, and thats a good conference for football. That was a big deal for me to get it, flowers said. to be the best, youve got to play against the best. Thats a very good conference to be in.
coach pruitt hit me up. Id say this was about a month ago, and thats when he told me they sat down as a staff, they liked my film, and thats when i started talking to the running back coach, coach weinke, flowers said. they were just saying they liked a guy with my skill. They need better people. Theyre starting a new program and things like that.
clemson has shown interest in flowers, and he has family ties to the tigers. His uncle is raymond priester, a former clemson running back who once held the tigers single-season rushing record, and he said my familys huge clemson fans. but he said he was an oregon fan growing up, and he wants to be different, go somewhere different rather than following in his uncles footsteps.
i dont want to go to clemson, flowers said. they have a nice facility, though. Dont get me wrong. Theyve got really nice coaches, nice players things like that. he said nearby south carolina also has offered a lot of running backs, so i just feel like they believe in them more than they believe in me.
also set to be in town sunday is wake forest tailback commit kendrell flowers. The 3-star back picked up a tennessee offer in may and has quickly become a candidate to join the 2019 class. Flowers hears from uts staff almost everyday, and the weekend visit will be his first time in knoxville.
The Vols jumped into the mix in late May, and now Flowers plans to make his first visit to Rocky Top this weekend.
Ive had a lot of communication with coach (Jeremy) Pruitt and coach (Chris) Weinke, Flowers told VolQuest.
They all do a good job checking in on me and seeing whats up. I actually just got off the phone with coach (Chris) Rumph. We set a date for me to come up there this weekend. On Sunday.
Flowers stars for Irmo High in Columbia, right in South Carolinas backyard, but while the Gamecocks have shown inconsistent interest, Tennessees offer was a really big deal.
It was huge for me to know that an SEC school believed in me. Thats the best conference in college football, the hardest conference, they have the best competition. In order to be the best, you have to beat the best. It was a huge offer for me to get, Flowers said.
They like my speed. They like the way I can come out of the backfield and catch the ball. My versatility really stood out to them because they said they could do a lot more stuff with me in the backfield than they could do with other backs.
With a visit now set for Tennessee, Flowers is looking forward to meeting Pruitt, Weinke and Rumph face-to-face. He is not working out with the Vols on Sunday, and instead, plans to tour the campus and hang with the staff. Flowers is adamant that hes solid to Wake Forest, but says Tennessee hopes to him something think about with a closer look.
They said maybe Ill go to one school and feel more at home there than I do at Wake, so they just told me that the recruiting process is an opportunity and really get a look at all these schools, he said.
They told me not to just visit Tennessee, but all schools. See as much as I can, to really get the feeling for all schools. Im just seeing if they have something better to offer me than Wake.