"KK/The Freak"

"KK/The Freak"

Kenneth Horton, or "KK/The Freak" affectionally known by his teammates and coaches, is a 5-10, 205 (4.59) pound running back who is receiving interest from schools around the South. Madison Academy Coach Matthew Clauser tells us about his talented prospect as well as Horton updating his recruitment.

"KK is a running back that does a real good job for us," Coach Clauser said from his home in Madison, (Ala). "He rushed for 900 yards as a junior while he split time with another running back that had more than 4,000 career rushing yards for us."

"That (spliting time) probably hurt his stats a lot, but when you have two very good backs you have to use them both."

"KK averaged more than 10 yards per carry, and he runs very hard. He has good vision, balance and speed. I believe he is a D-1 type running back."

"We have played power football until last season. We didn't have the offensive line to be a power team last year, so we went to the spread with a single back and four wide. That probably hurt KK's numers a little bit, too."

"Kenneth is a hard worker, and it shows in his game. He has very good numbers in the weight room, and that's where he picked up his nick name, "The Freak," Clauser chuckled.

"He reps 185 pounds 32 times, and his max bench press is 400 pounds. He was doing 300 as a sophomore, and he continues to improve."

ScoutSouth.com caught up with Kenneth Horton, and he discussed his early recruitment.

"I am getting a lot of letters and a few calls to my coach asking about me. I am receiving the most interest from Tennessee, Ole Miss, Illinois, Marshall and Army," he noted.

Horton admits to following the Tennesse Vols growing up, but he also stated, "I am open to anyone and everyone."

ScoutSouth.com asked Horton about his success in the weight room and on the gridiron.

"I don't know what it is, but I have always been strong since I started working out," he said. "I work hard on-and-off the field."

"I max 400 pounds bench, and I squat 500 pounds. I had 900 yards rushing and 11 touchdowns last season."

Horton list his top schools in no particular order.

"I like Tennessee, Alabama, Auburn, Georgia and Georgia Tech," he explained.

Kenneth Horton was named All-Metro honorable mention by the Huntsville Times for his performance as a junior.

Stay with ScoutSouth.com as we follow KK/The Freak throughout his senior season.

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