Brent Schaeffer, a 6-2, 195-pound lefty from Deerfield Beach High School, finished his high school career with a tremendous senior season. He passed for 3,144 yards with 33 touchdowns and just eight interceptions as he led his team to a 13-2 record and the state playoff semi-finals.
One of the most impressive athletes at any position at the Auburn summer camps, Schaeffer has narrowed his of colleges that he was considering from more than 30 to five finalists. The first team Florida 6A All-State quarterback will be in Auburn this weekend and says he is coming with an open mind on his college choice.
"I don't have a leader," says Schaeffer, who took pre-Christmas official visits to Tennessee and Kansas State and last weekend state in the state to check out South Florida. "That visit was okay," he said. "The other visits I have had have been okay, too."
Schaeffer says he liked the campus and coaches when he visited Auburn for a summer football camp. "That is the only time I have been there," he said.
Another reason he likes the Tigers is that he knows two of the current players--starting strong safety Junior Rosegreen and defensive end Stanley McClover, who is expected to challenge for a starting spot next fall. "They have told me that Auburn is a good place to come," he says.
Schaeffer has a trip planned to North Carolina State the week after his Auburn visit and he knows several members of the Wolfpack football team.
"I am looking for a place where I will have a chance to compete for a starting job," Schaeffer tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. "That is something that I will take into consideration."
With 4.47 speed in the 40 and plenty of elusiveness, Schaeffer may remind Auburn fans of a bigger, left-handed version of former Tiger QB Dameyune Craig. Schaeffer is very accurate and has a strong arm. Like Craig, he was known for making big plays in key situations in high school, something that Schaeffer says he believes is one of his best attributes as a quarterback along with his arm strength, passing accuracy and speed.
Making him even more desirable is the fact that Schaeffer is a smart on and off the field. He is honor student at Deerfield Beach who is in a special academic magnet program. He is interested in studying computer graphic design in college.
Even though football season is done, the lefty is still showing his athleticism as a starting guard on the Deerfield Beach High basketball team even though this is just his first full season to play on that squad.