Joiner Still In The Recruiting Game

Standout defensive end Brandon Joiner of Killeen (Shoemaker), Texas, has been a highly sought after prospect from the get go. He has showcased his defensive end/outside linebacker skills on the field and he blew away everybody when he earned the MVP (Most Valuable Prospect) honors last January at the Scout/Army Combine held in conjunction with the U.S. Army All American Game in San Antonio.

Speed was a major reason he was impressive as Joiner can run a 4.6 in the 40-yard dash. Now it's time to showcase those skills again with practice to begin soon.

"We open practice on Aug. 14 since we had spring practice," said Joiner. "I've been working out all summer and did go check out Texas A&M a couple of times, and I made it down to UT too."

The 6-3, 225-pound Joiner said he is being recruited as both a defensive end and an outside linebacker and that he will play both at Shoemaker H.S. this season. He has made some decisions about his recruiting citing a top five.

"Oklahoma State, Nebraska, Texas A&M, Kansas and Arizona State would be my top five," said the 78th-ranked prospect in the Southwest according to Scout. "I want to take my visits and my decision depends on when I can get to those campuses I haven't been too. I want to be fair, and I've seen Texas A&M, so I need to see the others schools that I'm interested in. I want to check it out and see how I feel at those other places."

Joiner said he will rely on his sense of how comfortable he will be at each of the schools to make his decision. He hinted that once he gets that indication then he won't hesitate on making his decision in the form of a verbal commitment.

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