Richardson athlete Kendrick Igbinoba has been in contact with the SMU coaching staff and will be at…
Texas ATH could be one to watch for Cougs
"I like how he coached at Texas Tech," Igbinoba said of Mike Leach. "I was more of a Texas guy myself, but I watched every single Tech game."
Igbinoba is being recruited as an athlete for the class of 2014, and believes he can play virtually any position on the offensive side of the ball except the offensive line. He's a guy that wants the ball in his hands, and for good reason.
"I believe I'm strong enough to play any position, including tight end," Igbinoba said. "I think I bring a sense of strength and speed that most offenses could utilize, especially Leach's."
As a junior, Igbinoba suffered a stubborn ankle injury that ended up nagging him throughout the season. He was able to participate in just half of his team's games. Despite the injury, Igbinoba was able to average almost 12 yards per carry at the running back position on 30 touches.
"I don't care what position I play," Igbinoba said. "I like that Washington State is a score-first team. That's important to me."
Igbinoba possesses quick feet for his size, as well as a very powerful lower body that helps him break through would-be tacklers regularly. The Texan has a good stiff arm, as well as good lateral agility allowing him to make plays in open space.
Aside from the physical intangibles, Leach may like the young Lone Star State prospect for other reasons.
"I am a good leader, sir," Igbinoba said. "I can lead a huddle."
While most everything is bigger in Texas, Igbinoba's offer sheet is small at the moment. Several schools are interested in the aggressive young playmaker, though none have come knocking just yet. "Ole Miss might be close to offering," Igbinoba said. "I want to take some camps and see what happens."
Aside from the Cougs, Igbinoba said Arizona, SMU, Arkansas, Vanderbilt, Iowa State and the aforementioned Ole Miss are all interested in seeing what he can bring to the table. Igbinoba said Washington State is ‘definitely' one of the schools he intends on visiting.
"I want to head up there this year on at the very least an unofficial visit," Igbinoba said. "Coaches want to see me in person."
Igbinoba and Richardson went 4-7 in 2012, but Igbinoba said he hopes to lead the team to a better record in 2013.
BuffPlaybook.com Recommended Stories
Running attack leads Arizona
Arizona defeated Colorado 38-20 on Saturday night. Read on for a complete recap of the Wildcats' victory.Read More
Dr. Roto Video: Week 12 Injury Report
Dr. Roto highlights the injuries from three games: Denver @ Miami, Arizona @ Seattle and Houston @ Cincinnati. One recommendation is to definitely start Houston Texans RB Alfred Blue (pictured above)…Read More
2014-15 College Hoops Blowout
The new season is about to tip off. Here's everything you need to know.Read More
Pac-12 Power Rankings: Week Twelve
NOV. 11 -- UCLA moves up another spot to No. 3 in this week's Pac-12 Power Rankings...Read More
Peterson speaks: Fresh start might be best
Adrian Peterson said he knows Vikings players and coaches love him, but there are people “internally” that haven’t been supporting him.Read More