Goose Creek football coach Chuck Reedy said star running back Caleb Kinlaw gave much deliberation and thought in changing college choices from Georgia Tech to Wisconsin.
Kinlaw made the decision last week after making an official visit to the Badgers.
“I think that the biggest factor was the fact that he will be a true running back at Wisconsin instead of a slot or wing player at Georgia Tech,” Reedy said.
Kinlaw, battling some injuries, has played in nine games this season and has rushed for 1,066 yards and 19 touchdowns. He had previously committed to Georgia Tech before the season began.
He’s had a tremendous career on Redbank Road. He’s started for three seasons and has over 4,000 career rushing yards. He’s averaged 8.9 yards per carry over his career and reached the end zone 45 times.
He will be the second member of his household to play in the Big 10. Older brother Rodney Kinlaw, who prepped at Stratford, played for Penn State.
He topped the 1,300-yard mark his senior season and was the 2007 Alamo Bowl MVP.
The younger Kinlaw is one of 20 commitments to the Badgers, and second tailback, for Wisconsin’s 2014 recruiting class. The class is ranked 24th overall by scout.com and rivals.com.