By LARRY VAUGHT
Remember back when 190-pound running back Bryant Koback verbally committed to Kentucky even though UK already had a verbal commitment from Michael Warren, another Ohio junior running back.
“We will be teammates and we have to work together to make the team better,” Koback said then. “Me and Mike, we can push each other. We are already doing that. I think we can be a dynamic duo.”
Now half of that potential dynamic duo is gone with Warren de-committing from UK. However, Koback certainly is no slouch.
He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.35 seconds at the Army All-American combine when he said it “was great to go against some of the nation’s best players.” He had run a 4.38 at UK and a similar time at an Ohio State camp.
“I think I can break away at any time pretty much. Give me a little crease and I am gone,” Koback said. “If I get you one on one, I can beat you. A lot of people think if you have speed, you have no power. I like to power through some people, too. My first option is not to just run around people.”
Koback rushed for 2,015 yards and 31 touchdowns last season to earn all-star honors. He has 40 career touchdowns and over 3,500 all-purpose yards.
“Our offense is a fun and gun. We pass and run a lot. We have a lot of great play calling by the coaches and execution by players. I look forward to doing the same with coaches (Eddie) Gran and (Darin) Hinshaw at Kentucky.”