Navarro's Brandon Joiner off to a fast start

Navarro is off to a 2-0 start and DE Brandon Joiner (6-3, 240) has already asserted himself as one of the big playmakers for them on defense. The talented defender is focused on having a big sophomore season, but he's also been thinking about recruiting. Two schools have presented him with offers and he's getting ready to set up an official visit to one of them in the next few weeks...

So far, Joiner has played mainly defensive end for Navarro and has managed to total over 10 tackles and one sack while helping lead the Bulldogs to two straight 35-7 victories over Coffeyville and Georgia Military College.

"It was a bit frustrating the first week because (Coffeyville) was taking like two-step drops and getting the ball out," Joiner told JCFootball.com. "I really didn't even have a chance to get a sack, but I played the run well and we won so you can't complain too much.

"Last week, it was a little better and I was able to get a sack. They played a little more traditional, but they sent a back to my side to chip me or they kept a tight end in. I got my licks in though."

Recruiting has also picked up now that his season is underway, with Colorado State and San Diego State both stepping forward with offers.

"They both want me to visit and I'm working on setting official visits up with them," Joiner said. "In a couple of weeks (9/24) we have a Thursday game, so I'll visit one of them, but I'm not sure which one.

"This week is our bye week, but both of them are on the road and they wanted me to come and watch a game, so that's what I'll plan to do."

Joiner was named a Preseason First Team All-American this year after posting 108 tackles, 18 sacks and 15 tackles-for-loss as a freshman in 2008.

He's on pace to graduate in December and he'll have two years to play two wherever he ends up.

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