The WVU football program took a chance on Alec Sinkfield and the prep wide receiver is taking a chance on the Mountaineers.
Sinkfield, a Del Ray, Fla. native, recently committed to West Virginia before his senior football season is set to begin. He stands at 5-foot-10 and weighs in at 180-pounds. Sinkfield looks slender enough to be a speedy target at wide out, but he certainly has the potential to add more weight at become athletic at another position on the field.
West Virginia looked like the only Power Five offer Sinkfield initially received. After his Heritage High School team fell in the 2015 state title game, he told Scout.com that Florida Atlantic was his only offer.
The Mountaineers likely came in shortly after that. Slowly, other Power Five schools like Illinois, Kentucky, Pitt, North Carolina and Syracuse came into play for Sinkfield.
The decision to join the WVU football team was likely spurred by the Mountaineers ability to produce top playmakers on a yearly basis. Sinkfield is said to be a capable return man, as well as a standout wide receiver.
According to Scout’s Corey Bender, “He does a good job of making those strong cuts – he puts his foot in the turf. He does have a quick twitch on that move when he’s reading his blockers and sees the hole. He is a very patient runner, but when he sees it he flashes a really nice burst. He gets from 0-10 really fast. and he doesn’t go down with that first contact.”
As far as this potential relationship between Sinkfield and the WVU football program, Bender went on to say, “He’s a high character kid and his recruitment has really heated up recently. He blew up during the spring evaluation period, and West Virginia did a really great job of getting in on him and getting this commitment.”
There is still a long way to go before Sinkfield even enrolls at West Virginia. A strong senior season will get Mountaineer fans even more excited for this potential superstar.