BYU Tops Texas Cornerback's List

West Mesquite, Texas cornerback Trevor Brent is going to take an official visit to BYU in January. BYU is looking to restock their secondary after this season and Brent is one prospect the Cougar staff hopes to land as part of the 2015 recruiting class.

West Mesquite High School defensive back Trevor Brent might not be the biggest cornerback on the field, but he’s a scrappy player with a lot of confidence when it comes to locking players down on the field.

“I’m 5-10, 160-pounds and play corner for my high school,” said Brent. “The last time I ran my forty I clocked a 4.50. I also run track and run the 200x and all the relays. When I ran the open 200 I was clocked at a 21.6 (seconds).

“I try and a lot of what I’m able to do, and what the guys in our defensive back are able to do, is because of our coach. He deserves a lot of the credit, but what I would say I do well as a cornerback is I’ll do whatever my coach wants me to do. I would say my best feature is being coachable. If I have to hold the edge, or run through the running back, I’ll do what I need to do. I think I’m confident in what I do, so if I get beat on a play, I have no problem coming back the next play and locking someone down.”

BYU coaches believe he can help their defensive secondary at the next level. Bronco Mendenhall extended an offer to Brent in November and Nick Howell and Guy Holliday have been recruiting him hard throughout the process.

“They offered me in late November,” Brent said. “Coach Holliday and Coach Howell are the ones recruiting me from BYU. They’re both awesome. Coach Howell is the defensive coordinator and the defensive backs coach. He seems really nice and really honest and just shoots things to me straight. Coach Holliday is the same exact way and doesn’t sugarcoat things. That’s what I like about them. They’re just honest and good guys that tell you how it is.”

Come January, Brent will be taking an official visit to BYU to check out the campus and facilities. He hopes all goes well while on his visit. If it does, BYU may be the place where he could play at the next level.

“Right now I’m supposed to be going on an official visit come the end of January,” said Brent. “I’m blessed to have that offer right now. It’s looking really good so far and hopefully everything goes well. I like it up there and hopefully I can play for them. It depends on how everything goes.”

The West Mesquite High School cornerback has done his research. He knows all about the academic standards that go along with what is an outstanding football program at BYU that plays tough teams all across the country.

“Academics is what is most important for me when it comes to picking a college,” Brent said. “BYU has really good academics and that’s one thing that I’m really looking at. Football won’t last me forever, so looking at a school that provides good academics like BYU is very important to me. I just want to go to a college where I can make a name for myself both on the off the football field.

“They play some good football teams and that’s obvious. The fact that they played and beat a team like Texas shows that they’ve obviously got a good program, good talent, and obviously some good coaching. That’s what really attracts me. They play some good football up there and when you’re playing a team like Texas and blowing them out that’s something.”

Although Brent is not LDS, the standards at BYU are actually something that is attractive to him due to his Baptist faith.

“That won’t be an issue for me because my parents have always taught me no sex, no drugs, no alcohol in the home,” said Brent. “All that stuff will not be an issue with me and that’s what I like. That’s the type of lifestyle that I want to live and want my children to live. I’m not Mormon though, I’m Baptist so that won’t be a problem. I live those standards already.”

There are three colleges that have offered. Boise State, BYU, and Yale have all extended scholarship offers. However, BYU is currently at the top of his list.

“BYU is heavily what I’m looking into right now,” Brent said. “I’m high on BYU but have a couple of other colleges looking at me, but BYU is a college that’s one of my main interest. That’s because they’ve shown a lot of interest in me, and because they’re a great academic institution and a great football program. I don’t want to lose playing in a good program, but at the same time I want to get that good education and BYU has that.”

Stay tuned, Cougar fans. Trevor Brent could be part of a strong Texas contingent to join BYU come signing day in early February. will continue to keep you updated with the latest on BYU recruiting.

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