JUCO LB/DE Brinkley sporting a 'ship from Tech

Texas Tech has found something they like in Reedley Junior College. Tom Culpepper, a big part of our network recruiting team, recently did a "Hot News" report on standout (Reedley) DL Marcus Campbell -- who has an official offer from the Red Raiders' staff. Along with offering his teammate (QB Robert Johnson), Mike Leach and Co. have also extended a full-ride to one of the Tigers' top notch LB/DE's as well.

His name is Sylvester Brinkley and RP caught up with him to talk recruiting..

Brinkley projects as LB/DE on the D-1 level, but is currently playing the SAM for Reedley. Last year, he registered 58 stops, 2 sacks, 4 FFs, and 2 INTs, taking one of them back for six.

Although he claims to be wide-open, he rattled off a top five for RP.

"I like Miami, Texas Tech, West Virginia, USC and FSU," Brinkley said.

Of those five, Texas Tech and West Virginia are the only two schools to offer the 6-3, 225-pound standout.

"USC has offered too, but it's conditional."

While West Virginia is offering Brinkley as a DE, Texas Tech is looking at him as an LB.

"I want to play linebacker...I'd rather play linebacker..."

As far as a true favorite is concerned, Brinkley said he actually has a couple of schools in his head, but said he's still considering everybody.

Asked if Tech's recruitment of teammates (DL) Campbell and (QB) Johnson provides the Red Raiders any extra consideration, Brinkley said: "I just want to play football. I wouldn't mind playing with those guys, but I'll go alone. I'll go to any school. Playing football is all I'm really worried about."

Thoughts on the Texas Tech?

"I like what their coaches are telling me," said the linebacker claiming to run a blistering 4.5 (40). "I'm definitely looking at Texas Tech. I know they have a good program and they're in the Big 12."

Stay tuned...

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