New York Running Back on BYU's Radar

BYU's been extending their recruiting reach all over the United States this offseason. The northeast seems to be the bastion that BYU hasn't broken into recruiting-wise but that may be changing with a running back playing in football in The Bronx in New York City.

Timothy Poindexter is a 5-10, 190-pound running back prospect from Cardinal Hayes High School in The Bronx, New York. Poindexter is a member of the 2016 recruiting class who's beginning to garner some interest locally.

"My first [scholarship] offer was from Rutgers University," Said Poindexter. "My second came from Fordham University. I am currently receiving interest from Boston College, Old Dominion, Ohio State, Akron, Idaho, and San Diego State."

Poindexter racked up 1,379 yards and 20 touchdowns on the ground to go along with 2 touchdowns receiving during the 2013 season for the Cardinals. Poindexter sent his film to BYU in hopes of garnering interest from the Cougars. BYU's staff responded after evaluating Poindexter's film and sent him an invite to attend one of BYU's camps this summer.

"I want to attend BYU's summer camp," Timothy said. "It will depend on if I have enough money to get out there but if I can; I will definitely get out there."

Poindexter runs a self-reported 4.6 second forty yard dash along with a 34-inch vertical jump. He's been running track this spring for Cardinal Hayes but his last recorded maxes were 265-pounds on the bench and a 405-pound squat during the football season.

Poindexter is still learning about BYU but likes what he's discovered so far.

"I don't know a lot of specifics about BYU but I realize they are a great football program," Said Poindexter. "Aside from that it's a really good school. It looks like a great university."

BYU's venerable journalism school has a lot of pull for Poindexter.

"BYU has a good journalism program," Poindexter said. "That's what I want to major in so that's a real good sign for a school that I want to go to. I want to go into print journalism and be a sportswriter."

Poindexter is a bright kid who's been aware of BYU his entire life, having watched the Cougars play on TV growing up in New York City. He's a big fan of BYU's program and how it's run.

"The games I have watched of BYU they are a very sound program," Said Poindexter. "They don't have kids that who just play on their own, they play together. They play for one team. They are kids that are very technically sound and that is what I like about a school like that. I am a very coachable kid and if I have the best coaches in the nation, I will definitely become a better player."

Poindexter will continue to garner interest throughout this summer and will report on if he is indeed able to make the visit to Provo this summer.

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