Clint Sintim was not sure when college coaches were allowed to call him again, but he sure found out quickly. On September 1st, Gar-Field High School’s (Woodbridge, VA)highly sought after defensive end estimates he received around 12 phone calls.
More have come since then, and he is just trying to enjoy the fruits of being a top-flight prospect.
“I have been receiving a lot of phone calls,” said Sintim. “I didn’t know coaches could call yet. Around 8:00 on Monday night, I got my first call from Syracuse. About five minutes later, Virginia Tech called. About 30 seconds after that, Virginia called. I had about 12 calls on Monday, and more since then.
“Most high school kids would give anything to be in my position, so I have to enjoy it. I’m lucky to be in this position.”
Of the schools who have contacted Sintim, three currently stand out as favorites.
“My top three are Virginia, Virginia Tech, and Ohio State,” said Sintim. “Virginia has been paying me a lot of attention. They’ve been recruiting me the hardest. That’s a big part of it. They also want me as an outside linebacker, and I’ve always wanted to play that position.
“Virginia Tech was one of my favorite schools growing up as a kid. Before the process started, I told myself that if Virginia Tech offered that I would jump on it. But once you are in it, you have so many more options to think about. I have a lot to think about before making my decision…I have to do what’s best for me. It is in the back of my mind, though, that Tech was my childhood favorite.
“Who wouldn’t like Ohio State? They are the national champs, and it would be great to have a chance to win a championship early on in your career.”
Virginia Tech is recruiting the 6-3, 247 pound Sintim as a defensive end while Virginia, as stated above, likes him as an outside linebacker.
Both schools may have to wait until February for a decision. Sintim wants to take his time, take some official visits, and decide on his own accord.
“I think I could take this thing all the way to February,” said Sintim. “I’ve seen kids rush a decision and regret it after they made it. I want to make sure I’m positive where I want to go when I decide.”
Virginia and Virginia Tech may not receive two of his official visits. Sintim says he will see some games this season at both schools, and he may want to use his official...
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