October 23, 2009

RB, McBride remaining patient

Three-star running back Keith McBride knows that staying patient is important, as he is currently focused on the football season, where his Memphis University School maintains a 8-0 record. However, he is also picking up more college interest, although he is candid about his two favorites.

"My recruiting is pretty much the same and Army and Princeton … I really like them," shares the 6-foot-0, 210 running back.

"I have been hearing from more schools like Mississippi State, Arkansas and Memphis, but I'm just trying to take my time and worry about our season because we have some big games. We play Christian Brothers (7-1) this weekend … that's our biggest rivalry and it's for the home field advantage through the playoffs."

McBride indicated that Duke is also still recruiting him and that Austin Peay recently extended him an offered. The talented back had a former teammate to Austin Peay a couple of years ago, and he plans to take an unofficial visit there.

During his official visit to Army, he took advantage of his Northeast visit and made his way to both Princeton & Rutgers. "I visited them both unofficially while I was up in the northeast and Rutgers is checking out my senior tape that I just sent them," McBride said.


"I spoke to Coach Brock two days ago and he asked me how things were going and we were just shooting the breeze," declares McBride.

"First I'm grateful they are giving me an opportunity to play there. My mom was unable to make the visit and she has a lot of question, so I have been feeling her in on how things went. She's a big part of me making my decision, so I want her to be as informed and I think she will also be talking to the coaches. My dad really liked it, loved the game day atmosphere.

My host on my visit was Josh Jackson and he was great. I just talked to him yesterday - we texted one another. We talked about the Rutgers game, academics and West Point.

McBride's teammate Stephond Allmond (athlete) remains on the Black Knights' recruiting radar screen. "He plans to take a visit up at Army in the near future and he likes Army too," shared McBride. "It would be great to play with him in college."

When it comes to making his college decision, the Tennessee native plans on exercising due diligence to ensure his decision is ideal for him. "I could make my decision soon," says McBride. "I just want to make sure it's the right one, because after I decide this is the place I want to go, it will be solid.

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