June 8, 2007

Kirksey starting to make some noise

There has been a lot of talk in recent months about Hazelwood East lineman Brandon Kirksey. But until last weekend, it seemed no one could chase Kirksey down. The 6-foot-3, 250-pounder was impressive at Missouri's one-day camp in St. Louis.

Apparently college coaches have noticed as well. He claims offers from Ole Miss and Arkansas, plus a verbal offer from Kansas State.

Kirksey said he is happy with the offers he has--Arkansas in particular--but is hoping to add more with his play this summer and fall. He specified a few teams he hoped would take notice. Mizzou, Iowa and Nebraska are among the teams he would like to hear from.

Kirksey plays both nose tackle and defensive end in high school, but he expects coaches to put him on the edge in college.

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