Navarro defensive end is staying patient

It's been a while since we've had a chance to catch up with Navarro DE/LB Brandon Joiner (6-3, 240) and while recruiting has gotten a bit quiet since spring ball completed, the talented pass-rusher has been hard at work getting ready for what he hopes is a memorable 2009 season...

Joiner played some end and some linebacker for Navarro as a freshman in 2008, posting 108 tackles, 18 sacks, and 15 tackles-for-loss.

"I'm quick and I'm explosive," Joiner told "I get off the ball well, so that's what helps me make plays because I can get on the tackle before he has a chance to set up and that gives me the advantage."

On the recruiting front, Joiner continues to wait for his first offer and he said he thinks some could be on the way after the start of the season.

"I've gotten stuff from a lot of schools, but Colorado State, Colorado, LSU, Arkansas and maybe Baylor and possibly Ole Miss and Mississippi State have all told me they like me and what I can do," Joiner said. "They all seem like they could offer me, but I'm in no hurry. I want to take my visits and then decide because it's a big decision for me on where I end up.

"I'm going to be patient and just worry about my season and when offers come they come and if a school doesn't like me enough to offer, well, that's their loss then I guess."

Joiner signed with Texas A&M out of high school and redshirted his freshman season in 2007. He will have two years to play two following this season and he expects to sign in December.

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