Gar-Field (Woodbridge, VA) defensive end prospect Clint Sintim has a few things on his mind this summer. Recruiting, of course, is one of them. But the primary object of his attention has been improving his game for his senior season.
Endurance, technique, and strength are Sintim’s main targets for improvement. Lifting weights all summer has helped his strength, and now he will concentrate on bettering the other two before the start of school.
“This summer, I am working on improving my technique and endurance,” said Sintim, who is 6-4, 250 pounds. “I want to be known for my technique. Endurance was my weakness last year. I want to be able to go hard on every single play. I’ve been lifting all summer and I am pretty strong right now, so I’m happy with that.”
Many schools already like what they see in Sintim, who has become one of the top targets in the state of Virginia. Virginia, Virginia Tech, Syracuse, Tennessee, Kent State, Maryland, UNC, Marshall, and West Virginia have offered scholarships. UNC and Kent State are the two most recent programs to join the mix. Ohio State has said they will likely offer once he receives his SAT score.
Sintim has visited two schools from his offer list and enjoyed both trips. He has no favorites.
“I have no favorites,” said Sintim. “I like every school equally now. I have already taken visits to Maryland and Virginia. I had good experiences on both visits. Both programs are really going in the right direction.”
Of the schools pursuing him, one school has definitely stood out as recruiting the hardest.
“Virginia is definitely recruiting me the hardest,” said Sintim. “They send me something almost every day. I definitely have the most letters from them. They’re definitely showing me some love, and I appreciate that. UNC has also been recruiting me hard. Virginia Tech has been recruiting me hard too, just not quite as hard as Virginia.”
Time is not of the essence in making a final decision. Sintim will wait as long as it takes before pulling the trigger on a commitment. He wants to be fair to himself and to the schools recruiting him.
“It seems like it’s going that way,” said Sintim. “I want to take as many official visits as I can before making my decision. I don’t want to make a decision without all of the info I can possibly have.”
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