MEMPHIS - Decision day is just around the corner for the top-rated high school football prospect in the Shelby-Metro area.
East High coach Marcus Wimberley confirmed to The Commercial Appeal that star running back Brian Kimbrow will announce his college choice on Friday.
Kimbrow is scheduled to make his choice known at the D1 Training Facility in Franklin.
Kimbrow, who is ranked tops in Memphis according to rivals.com, is the No. 2 all-purpose running back prospect in the Class of 2012.
He has offers from at least 24 schools, but Kimbrow said he would select from a list of finalists that includes Tennessee, Mississippi State, Vanderbilt, Cincinnati and Notre Dame.
"I'm just looking for somewhere that's comfortable for me," Kimbrow said. "Someplace that's a good fit."
The 5-foot-9, 165-pound Kimbrow ran for 1,557 yards (7.7 per carry) and scored 15 touchdowns for a Mustangs team that went 4-7 and lost to Ridgeway in the first round of the Class 5A playoffs in 2010.
Blazing speed is Kimbrow's calling card; he has been clocked at 4.28 in the 40-yard dash on several occasions.
Kimbrow's teammate, Will Redmond, is drawing a ton of recruiting interest too, but Wimberley said a decision doesn't appear to be imminent.
"The earliest he might make a decision is late summer," Wimberley said. "He hasn't taken any trips yet ... Will is taking things a little slower."
The 6-0, 179-pound dual-threat quarterback, who will be in his first season at East after transferring from Manassas, is also being recruited as a defensive back. He's rated 30th nationally among athletes according to rivals.com and is the fourth-rated prospect in the Shelby-Metro area.
Among the schools that have offered are North Carolina, Clemson, Mississippi State, Tennessee and Memphis. Wimberley added that Redmond picked up an offer from Miami on Monday.