Star RB Schedules UM Visit

Brandon Minor's had a frustrating senior season so far. He's only touched the ball two times this season, thanks to a torn hip flexor he suffered in the first game of the season.

"I'll be back next week," Minor said. "It's been tough watching from the sidelines. It wasn't really that painful. It's like a pulled muscle. It actually hurt before the first game a little and after I carried the ball a few times it was kinda hard to stand up on it right so I went to the doctor and found out what it really was."

The talented running back said while it's been tough watching from the sidelines, his team's performance has made things easier on him.

"We look real good right now," he said. "We're 4-0 and just beat the No. 2 team in the region. I'm excited to get back into action because I think we have a chance to be really good this season."

The injury hasn't slowed the Richmond (Va.) Varina standout, who is a full academic qualifier, from getting recruited nationally. He talked about the latest.

"The coaches still call all the time," he said. "They're sure to call each week. I actually got a visit next weekend. I go to Tennessee for their game against Georgia. They looked good coming back against LSU the other night. They grinded it out. I'm going to Michigan on December 9th, Miami on December 16th, and Virginia Tech on January 14th. I'm not sure on the fifth one yet."

Brandon Minor has bounced around a bit with his list of favorites but wants to make something clear.

"I've thought a lot about it and I decided that they're all equal until after I take my visits," he said. "I think that's the best way to do it."

Minor, 6-0 and 215, was scheduled to visit Miami unofficially at the end of the summer.

"I wasn't able to go," he said. "I've been watching them and I'm going to the Tech/Miami game in November up here. They got off to a tough start this season but they're doing good now. They've been running the ball well. Virginia Tech will be a good test for them."

Minor has been very impressed with the Hokies so far this season.

"Man, they look real good," he said. "They had a big win against Georgia Tech last weekend. They looked good."

A Michigan fan growing up, Minor said he's looking forward to taking his visits and learning more about each program.

"I get all the phone calls and they all seem like the same," he said. "The visits will help me better understand the best situation for me."

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