Interest rising for 2014 ATH Igbinoba

At 6-foot-2 and 220 pounds, 2014 athlete Kendrick Igbinoba (Richardson, Texas/Richardson) has the size and speed to play multiple positions. After playing quarterback as a sophomore in 2011, Igbinoba was one of the running backs in Richardson’s run-heavy offense this season.

The big question, as Igbinoba prepares for the off-season, involves where he will line up for the 2013 season. He was one of five players to rush at least 40 times for more than 300 yards as a junior, and he helped Richardson advanced to the Texas Class 5A Division I playoffs.

Because Richardson had to deal with early disciplinary and academic issues with players, Igbinoba was asked to play more of a leader. He now will look to improving as a player, a leader and a potential FBS recruit. Igbinoba has received correspondence from Ole Miss, Washington State, Vanderbilt, Arkansas, SMU and Arizona.

“Most likely, I’ll be a running back [in college],” Igbinoba said. “I may have a chance to start at quarterback. I don’t know if one year is enough as a quarterback, but I have a lot of film at running back. That’s where most of the coaches have seen me.

“I’m just trying to get better and work hard. I’m going to start with the leadership role. I’ll be going to some camps. I know I’m going to a Nike camp.”

Igbinoba added that he would like to visit all the Texas schools, as well as Arkansas and South Florida, during the spring and summer.