But the time passed and nothing happened. Just like the above billboard says, it was probably a bit awkward for some when they found themselves still around on Sunday.
You know what else is awkward? This tidbit posted by a Rivals recruiting analyst — proof that Armageddon may actually be near.
“Rivals100 RB Brian Kimbrow of Memphis East just told me moments ago the #Vanderbilt #Commodores are his leader. Relationship w/ coaches key”
“Kimbrow said he actually has thought about committing to #Vandy but says he’s holding off for now.”
Wha? Things just got real. A top prospect in the state of Tennessee naming Vanderbilt as his leader over the Vols? Okay, so maybe this isn’t end-of-the-world surprising, but it’s shocking nevertheless.
Not only is Brian Kimbrow a top 100 player, he’s one of the fastest talents in the state and quite possibly possibly the top prospect in Tennessee.
“He’s scary fast,” East High School assistant football coach Coby Hayslett said of Kimbrow. “It’s scary because he can become faster. He’s super quick but I would say he’s faster than quick. And Brian can block very well too. Brian is a football player with track speed. He’s a 10.5 100-meter guy. Brian is a smaller version of Percy Harvin.”
Kimbrow isn’t the only one high on Vanderbilt. The Commodores already have six commitments for 2012 and they’ve gone into the state of Georgia to grab five of them. Coach James Franklin is doing work in Nashville and he’s turning heads of recruiting experts in the process.
Momentum can be a crazy thing, and Vanderbilt seems to have it.
“Coach Franklin said we need to get this thing going, we need a ‘plunger’ and I didn’t know what he meant by ‘plunger’ … then I realized a little later,” Georgia linebacker Jacob Sealand told the AJC. “He said he needed one big-name player in the Atlanta area to commit and people would follow. I didn’t know I’d be that guy. But as soon as I committed last week, I guess other people saw it because we got more commitments from our area.”
Maybe Kimbrow is just having some fun with the recruiting process. Or, maybe he is legitimately interested in Vanderbilt? Either way, it’s still a long time until signing day and this one should be fun to follow.