- Nov 3, 2011
Booker T. Washington is geared up for the playoffs, as they head into the 4A bracket as favorites for the state title. Star offensive lineman Denver Kirkland spoke about how the team is feeling on the week the playoffs are set to begin.
"Our mindset is really just scoring enough points to win. We want to smash everybody that's in front of us on the way. Last year's loss motivates us a lot and it's pushing us harder to come out with the wins."
Kirkland is satisfied with the way he matured on the field this season.
"As an individual, I've done a great job of stepping up and being a leader. I'm playing more tackle this season like last year."
Kirkland notes that no schools are currently sticking out for him on the recruiting side of things, but there are still a plethora of schools after him.
"The schools talking to me the most are Ole Miss, West Virginia, South Florida, Florida State, The U, UCLA, Memphis, 'Bama, and LSU."
Kirkland was in attendance for last month's Miami-Florida State game. He gave his thoughts on what he saw.
"It was a good experience. Both teams were getting after each other hard. I wasn't rooting for anybody, I just wanted to see the two top schools recruiting me."
The BTW OL said he plans on visiting both Florida State and Miami after his season wraps up. He also noted that him and his teammate Matthew Thomas plan on attending the same school.[/QUOTE]