Terrell Sinkfield Gets Recruiting Interest

Terrell Sinkfield, a 6-foot-1, 180-pound running back from Minnetonka (MN) Hopkins, was recently named Minneapolis Star Tribune All-Metro third team. Sinkfield finished with 115 carries for 831 yards (7.2 yards per carry with 10 rushing touchdowns). Sinkfield has gotten recruiting interest from several Midwest schools, including Minnesota. GoldenSports.Net caught up with him to learn the latest.

Terrell Sinkfield had several big games for the Royals this season. He rushed 15 times for 175 yards and two touchdowns versus Owatonna, 10 carries for 68 yards and three scores against St. Louis Park in the first-round playoff game, 19 rushes for 119 yards against Minnetonka in their second-round win and 16 carries for 115 yards in their playoff loss to then-No. 1 Eden Prairie.

Sinkfield caught 17 passes for 203 yards (11.9 yards per catch and two touchdowns.

Sinkfield is hearing from many Midwest schools.

"North Dakota State offered me and Winona State pretty much offered me. I'm talking to Minnesota and went to the Michigan game and my coach said that Iowa State and Notre Dame just called. I am going to send them some film and stuff like that," he said. "I am also talking to Northern Illinois and Southern Illinois."

Sinkfield has attended several college games this fall.

"I went to North Dakota State when they played Southern Illinois and a couple of Minnesota games," he said.

Sinkfield said that he is hearing from the hometown school.

"They just want to get my highlight film and analyze that. They will get back at me when they get that," he said of Minnesota.

Sinkfield said that he does not have a current favorite school.

"It is still kind of early, but I like some Big Ten schools," he said. "I have not really talked to Illinois. I plan on sending them some stuff. That would be a nice school to go to, but I would really like to go to Minnesota, because it is the home state."

Sinkfield was proud of his team and his individual play this season.

"As a team, we had a really powerful offense with Sean Borman at quarterback and Montez (Wilkerson), Marcus (Williams) and me. We set a lot of records and won a lot of games. The games we lost, we had a lot of injuries during those games, so I think that we should have won. Individually, I had over 800 yards rushing and 200 yards receiving. I led the team in all-purpose yards, so I had a pretty good season. I was All-Conference, All-Metro and stuff like that," he said.

Sinkfield said that he is open to playing several positions in college.

"I talked to a few teams. Offense-wise, they want me as a running back and a couple of teams talked to me about slot receiver. I'll play some of that and DB," he said.

Sinkfield said that he is open to playing any position in college.

"Not really a preference. Wherever I get the most time. Wherever they think that I fit in best," he said.

Sinkfield is working hard in the offseason to improve himself.

"Getting more weight built up on me," he said. "I ran a 4.33 40-yard dash at the Minnesota camp, which was the fastest time there. I went to the Minnesota and Northern Iowa camp. UNI calls and I am supposed to hear more coming up the next few weeks."

Sinkfield said that he has given some thought to a possible college major.

"Media communications. Talking like ESPN, that type of stuff," he said.

Sinkfield is a good student who is preparing for cllege on the academic side.

"I got an 18 on the ACT, so I am eligible right now. I am going to take it again in February, so I can get it up to at least a 22 and then I'll be set there. I have a 2.7 GPA," he said.

Sinkfield is also a standout track and field performer. He plans to run the 100- and 200-meter dash.

"I made the state last year, but didn't do so good," he said. "I plan on going to win. Me and Chichi (Ojika of Irondale, who finished third in the 100-meter dash and won the 200-meter, and is also a standout running back). Go up against him."

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