Recruiting: Interest In Dinkins Picks Up

Chris Dinkins has been committed to TCU since March but the Tyler (Lee), Texas athlete isn't exactly done with recruiting just yet.

"I'm still looking," said Dinkins. "If a college is looking at me then I'm looking right back."

The 6-2, 205-pound speedster is exploring his options and he did so earlier this summer when he went to Athens, Texas to participate in a Trinity Valley Junior College camp where the Oklahoma State coaches were guest coaches. He ran a couple of sub 4.5 times in the forty and that got everybody's attention.

"I guess I did something good because they offered me later that week," said Dinkins when asked if he impressed the OSU coaches. "Don't forget, Missouri and Kansas have offered me scholarships now too."

Dinkins is a quiet, yes sir, no sir kind of person. He was very business-like on the phone.

the quick scouting report on Dinkins is he is an outstanding all-around athlete. He didn't play basketball last season but he is going to play as a senior. He runs the 4x100 and 4x200 meter relays along with the 200 meters and the long jump in track and field.

He has that great combination of size, strength, and speed. He has better than a 300-pound max on the bench press and a 500-pound max on the squat. That 500 max came way back in the spring and he is probably pushed past that by now. He has excellent hands and despite being quiet, he is a natural leader on his team.

Dinkins played mainly safety last season but will play both quarterback and wide receiver in addition to playing defense this season. Dinkins is quick to point out that he likes the idea of playing both ways.

He is uncertain of his major. He has taken the ACT and has a 2.5 GPA. As for recruiting he doesn't have any plans to visit unofficially anywhere before the end of the summer.

"I'm not planning on going up to OSU on July 25," he said. "I will try and visit some games this fall if I can."

Speaking of games, Tyler Lee opens the season with a big one as they will face Lufkin.

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