Philadelphia (Pa.) West Catholic all-purpose back Curtis Brinkley is continuing to run all over everybody and is continuing to break city records. With one more in the books, his season is still in progress, and with a championship game in the near future, where will his numbers stop?
Brinkley has rushed for more than 2,200 yards and 28 touchdowns as a senior, and has extended his Philadelphia career rushing mark by running for more than 7,300 yards, eclipsing the old mark of 6,122 yards. He has also carried the ball nearly 1,000 times, also a city record, and set a yet another record with a 399 yard performance earlier this year.
With the championship game scheduled for Dec. 6, Brinkley has yet to schedule any official visits, but plans to do so soon.
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“I am trying to have at least one set up by this Friday,” he said. “I will sit down with my parents this week and talk about it.” Syracuse is a possibility, as is Maryland, a team that just started calling last week. He currently boast 12 offers, and will be looking at several things when he finally takes his visits.
“I am looking at the graduation rate, playing time, and the social atmosphere,” he said. “I want to see if the school tries to switch positions too. I have spent too many years at running back to switch now.” He added that all of the schools recruiting him have told him he could play running back except Wisconsin – and the Badgers have therefore dropped off his list.
Rated the No. 10 all-purpose back in the country by Rivals.com, Brinkley stands 5-foot-10, weighs 185 pounds and runs the 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds. A “B” student, he is scheduled to take the SAT on Dec. 6 – the morning before the championship game – so he should have a lot of nervous energy to release on his opponents.