Brashears' mother says he will visit Tulsa

Thursday, August 17th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Clarksville-AP) -- The mother of quarterback Gary Brashears said today that he will visit Tulsa and possibly a couple of other Division-One schools before deciding where to continue his college career.

The highly recruited Brashears left the Arkansas football team near the end of practice on Saturday.

Christine Brashears said her son is entitled to five visits, but probably did not have time to visit more than three schools. For instance, classes begin Monday at Tulsa. She said her son should be back in Clarksville tomorrow to attend intrasquad football games involving two of his brothers.

She said the Tulsa visit will play a big role in whether he takes other visits.

Tulsa's head coach is Keith Burns, former defensive coordinator at Arkansas. Former Arkansas quarterback Barry Lunney Junior coaches quarterbacks at Tulsa.

If Brashears transfers to a Division One school, he would have to sit out a year and then have three years of eligibility.

Sophomore Josh Blankenship is expected to start at quarterback for Tulsa this year. Tulsa also signed highly regarded freshman James Killian, who set records in eight-man football.

Mrs. Brashears refused to identify the other schools on Brashears' list.