Brodney Pool hasn’t had much of a chance to strut his stuff this season. The Houston Westbury 6-foot-3, 193-pound senior missed two games earlier this year with a bruised knee. But he’s been back in action lately, grabbing two interceptions and leading his Westbury team in tackles.
He was also back just in time to get a chance rendezvous with recruiters.
“I saw two Texas coaches at my game this Friday,” Pool explained. “One of them was my recruiting coach, coach (Tim) Brewster (a Texas assistant).”
Pool already has scholarship offers from Arizona, Purdue and Arizona State, but he says he’d prefer to play his college ball in the Big 12.
Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas State top his list, but no one from the group has stepped forward with a scholarship offer just yet.
Still, the Longhorns and Sooners have definitely piqued his interest, enough so that the returning all-district safety drove the 250 miles to Dallas on Saturday morning to see the Texas-Oklahoma game in person as a guest of the Longhorns.
The annual Cotton Bowl grudge match made an impression.
“The fans were crazy there. The people were wild. The U.T. fans were yelling, ‘Brodney, come to Texas’. The Oklahoma fans were saying, ‘No, come to our place.’ It was wild, but not in a bad way. I liked it a lot.”
Though he doesn’t name a favorite among his choices, Pool says he thinks Texas may be getting closer to offering him a scholarship.
“I saw coach Brewster as he was leaving my game on Friday,” Pool said. “He didn’t say anything at all. But it looked like he nodded and gave me a thumbs up. I hope that’s good news.”
Pool was slated to visit Arizona State in late November but the Sun Devils are now scheduled to make up a game that weekend. The game was delayed to Nov. 30 because of the terrorist attacks of September, 11. He has yet to schedule any other official visits.