The Syracuse Orangemen won an important recruiting battle and are looking forward to welcoming a record-breaking tailback to campus in August.
"Playing time was a very important factor for me and I feel like I can go in and compete right away at Syracuse," said 5-foot-10, 185-pound tailback Curtis Brinkley. "I also like the coaching staff and after I heard they would all be back, it made my decision easier."
Brinkley rushed for 2,294 yards and 32 touchdowns this past season and pushed his career totals to 1,007 carries for 7,413 yards and 85 touchdowns. He is the all-time leading rusher in Philadelphia history.
"I'm happy with my decision because I didn't want to play defensive back even though I think I could," he said. "I'm comfortable with the ball in my hands and that's what Syracuse wants."
He chose the Orangemen over offers from Virginia Tech, Maryland, Minnesota, Iowa and Georgia Tech amongst others.