July 5, 2009

Kirksey has three Big Ten offers

St. Louis native Christian Kirksey has been a little under the radar until this summer, but that is pretty clearly no longer the case. In recent weeks, the 6-foot-2, 198-pound Kirksey, who attends Hazelwood East High School, has emerged with scholarship offers from three Big Ten schools.

"Iowa and Wisconsin offered me last week after I went to their camps," said Kirksey. "I also just got offered by Minnesota."

Most of Kirksey's recruiting interest is coming at outside linebacker, which is what he plays in high school. While he is a little undersized right now, the 2010 prospect has the frame to get bigger and good speed for the position.

Kirksey, who is also hearing from Michigan State and Kansas, among others, says he has no favorites at this time. He has made a couple visits this summer with high school teammate Don Shumpert, who has offers from some of the same schools, and plans to take some more trips before making his decision.

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