Brewster Hits the Swamp

Certainly one of the best recruits of any position in the country is offensive lineman, Michael Brewster. The Edgewater High School standout has a treasure trove of offers, but has narrowed his decision to three contenders. has the story...

The 6-5, 300-pound tackle prospect also possesses speed that is hallmark for a five-star prospect. We talked with Brewster about his trip to Gainesville for their spring ritual, Orange and Blue game.

"It was good and being with my family," Michael Brewster said from Orlando, (Fla.). We just got to watch the game and see how that went. It went well."

We asked Brewster if the atmosphere was befitting of the reigning national champs.

"Yes, it was," he responded. "I saw the players were picking up another one of their rings after the game. They said there were 47,000 [people] there, so it was pretty cool."

Brewster talked about his interaction with the Florida coaches.

"I didn't really get to spend much time with any of them, but I did talk to [coach] Charlie Strong, coach [Urban] Meyer, coach [Steve] Adazzio and coach [John] Hevesy. That was probably about it. That's usually the coaches that I talk to when I'm there," he said.

We asked Brewster if the quartet stressed upon him how much they would like to have him in Gainesville. Brewster laughed and responded, "Yes they did."

"It's definitely one of my top three schools. It will probably come down to them and a couple of others."

"Florida, Ohio State and Southern Cal are my top three."

His other two official visits are to the SEC schools of Alabama and LSU.

Brewster, who is also a star in the classroom and will graduate in December, has taken a very mature outlook on the whole recruiting process. We asked him about his approach and having his official visits already scheduled.

"Yes, I went about it businesslike, because there are so many schools you've got to really cut it down," Brewster said. "I wanted to cut it down real fast and take some more pressure off the whole thing. I think that was probably the best thing for me to do."

When asked a time-frame for a decision, "Maybe October, right around in there," he said.

Edgewater boasts several division one prospects for the class of 2008, and Brewster talked of their chances of winning a championship in 2007 for coach Bill Gierke.

"We definitely should have a good team and be able to go real, real far," he said. "We were a little young this year, and we're returning a whole bunch of guys. We have good chemistry, so we are excited about it."

Edgewater will face Lake Gibson in their spring game.

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