2021 ATH Drapher Cribbs Hitting Radars Early

February 21, 2019
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Drapher Cribbs’ potential is obvious.

That’s why the 2021 Michigan athlete is already receiving interest from major college programs without a season of varsity film just yet.

The talented sophomore has already been invited – and taken unofficial visits – to schools like Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Iowa and Purdue among others.

He heads to South Bend this weekend to take in Notre Dame’s Junior Day.

“He’s got all of the attributes,” East Kentwood High School head coach Tony Kimbrough says. “He’s got the size, he’s got the body. He’s got the ability. I don’t know what that’s going to translate to at the varsity level. I think he’s got a pretty good shot of doing some great things next year. It’s basically going to come down to what type of offseason he has and what type of work he puts in, but he looks the part, trust me. He’s 6-1, 210.

“He’s going to play running back. He might play some defense, but he’s probably going to be our starting running back going into the season. He’s a physical, downhill type of runner. We’ve been blessed to have a good corps of running backs the past two or three years. We’re excited about his potential, but right now, it’s potential. It’s based on how good Drapher wants to be.”

Kimbrough has reason to believe Cribbs will put in the necessary work.

“We have no issues with him,” the coach says. “He’s a good kid of character. He carries himself well. He’s playing varsity basketball as a sophomore right now. He loves working out in the weight room. He puts forth the effort there. It’s just about him taking those attributes and putting them to practice on the field.”

In fact, Cribbs probably would have already made his way to the varsity full-time if East Kentwood hadn’t been so stacked last season. The Falcons featured several Division-I prospects, including five-star 2019 offensive tackle Logan Brown, four-star 2019 defensive tackle Mazi Smith and 2019 wide receiver Stephan Bracey, who signed with Wisconsin.

Senior Kionte Blakely led East Kentwood’s running backs with over 1,700 yards and 28 touchdowns.

“We’re just trying to perceive what Drapher can be in our minds,” Kimbrough says. “He’s got a lot of work to do. He’s going to do the summer circuit too. He’s going to go to three or four camps and I believe he’s going to run track, so hopefully when he hits the summer circuit, they’re going to see what we see.”

 
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