Recently, Phog.net's Jonathan Stepp spoke with Robert Mincey, and got the latest on his recruitment.
Q: Do you prefer one side of the ball to the other?
RM: "I can play on either side and I want to make an impact."
Q: What are some of the things you do best?
RM: "My biggest strength is my athleticism. I am very coachable and I am willing to bust my butt in order to make the team better."
Q: Understanding a decision might still be a ways off, are there any schools that stand out to you right now?
Q: What is appealing about the chance to play for the Fighting Illini?
"I have done lots of Internet research on Illinois, and a buddy of mine plays running back there. He tells me how much he likes the family atmosphere up there, and I am looking to leave my home to go somewhere that I will be comfortable. (Quarterbacks) Coach (Jeff) Brohm is my recruiter there and he is a cool guy."
Q: What about Kansas and Memphis? What do you find attractive about those two programs?
RM: "The two bedroom apartments at Kansas are just neat. That would be something different, which I would like for sure. I have talked to the coaches and they want me, so they are a school that is in it. Memphis has a pretty decent program, and if I don't qualify at U of I or KU, I could probably still go there. They are kind of like a safety team but they are a good school to have recruiting me."
Q: You've said you will officially visit both Illinois and Kansas. Do you have a timetable for those visits? What will you be looking for at each school?
RM: "Now that we have started 2-a-days, it is going to be intense for a while. I can tell you that I am looking for a school that will be good academically and good for football. I want to do criminal justice, and when I visit the schools I will be talking to actual students, not just athletes, about the atmosphere of the school."
Q: What about personal goals for your final season of high school football?
RM: "I would like to have at least one sack a game and I want to win at least 7 games. My decision will likely come after my official visits."