Top Target: Clint Sintim

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Gar-Field (Woodbridge, VA) defensive end Clint Sintim was not expecting the attention he has been receiving this spring. But once college coaches saw his 6-4, 250 pound frame, got a look at his speed (4.8 in the 40), and saw his technique, it was inevitable.

He has been able to adjust, however, and still keep himself humble while many schools flock after his services.

“My first letter was from Tennessee, and I was like ‘No way…is this for me?’”, said Sintim, who earned first-team all-Northwest region as a junior. “But then more letters came, coaches started coming by and then the offers started coming. It’s very nice. I never thought I would get the attention that I have been getting. Coach sent out the tape of me, and I guess people liked what they saw.”

Gar-field head coach Jim Poythress is very excited and not as surprised about the amount of schools interested in his star defensive player. After all, there is a whole lot to be impressed with Sintim simply by looking at him.

“Clint is 6-4, 250 pounds, and does not have an ounce of fat on him,” said Poythress. “He bench presses 350 pounds, squats 500 pounds, and runs a 4.8 in the 40. He has good hips, and when he pops his hip, he gets a lot of drive. Everything shows up on his tape. Anybody who has watched him on film has offered him a scholarship.”

Following the spring evaluation period, Sintim had official offers from Virginia, Virginia Tech, Tennessee, Maryland, West Virginia, Syracuse, and Marshall. As more film is sent out, more offers are likely to come pouring in for the Gar-field standout.

Schools are primarily recruiting Sintim as a defensive end. With his frame, he could become a defensive tackle, but his athletic ability makes him more suited for end.

“Clint has the frame to get up to 280 or 285 if he wanted to,” said Poythress. “He could play the three technique for someone, or he could stay at defensive end.”

Position does not matter too much to Sintim, who is excited to have the opportunity to play football at the next level.

“I’ll play anywhere they’ll play me,” said Sintim. “Right now, some schools like me at end and some even like me as an outside linebacker. Like Virginia is looking at me as a defensive end/outside linebacker type. I would fit in because they use their outside linebacker’s mainly as a pass rusher anyway. I’m just looking for an opportunity to compete.”

Of the schools who have offered Sintim, there are no