There is an interesting article on this Ohio running back here. http://thepost.baker.ohiou.edu/archives3/may02/052102/s1.h tml The first part of the article is right here. " Ohio running back Chad Brinker rushed for more than 3,900 yards and was twice named All-State during his career at Martins Ferry High School. Despite being blessed with speed and deceptive power, the Mr. Ohio Football Award finalist was passed on time after time by recruiters. One of the reasons? Race. "A lot of recruiters will tell you straight up that race is an issue," Brinker said. "When I was recruited, some schools told me 'We're looking for a 220-pound black guy that can run.' I was a 175-pound white guy who could run. I really wish things weren't that way." "