WVU Gains Commitment From Long Snapper
West Virginia’s football program picked up a verbal commitment on Friday, as long snapper Austin Brinkman announced his pledge to be a Mountaineer via Twitter.
A product of John Carroll High School in Bel Air, Maryland, Brinkman is listed at 6-foot-4 and 208 pounds. Besides being a long snapper in high school, he also saw action at quarterback, receiver and linebacker for the Patriots, who finished the 2019 season with a 6-4 record.
1000% COMMITTED 💛💙 Thank you to everyone that has helped me get to this point!! Couldn’t have done it without you all!! pic.twitter.com/KishEDaLrF
— Austin Brinkman (@b17_austin) December 6, 2019
His ability as a long snapper is what caught the attention of most colleges, though. He had interest from not only WVU but also VMI and Penn State.
He was in Morgantown for a visit to West Virginia during the N.C. State game on Sept. 14.
Rex Sunahara, who had handled the Mountaineers’ long snapping duties the past two seasons, is graduating. Kyle Poland, who has backed up Sunahara the last two years, returns for his senior season in 2020. J.P. Hadley will be a sophomore next season, and he has worked as a long snapper for WVU as well.
Now Brinkman will be in competition with Poland and Hadley.