Brevi Gives Hawkeyes His Word

The Iowa Hawkeyes capped off a successful Monday evening in gaining commitments #14 and #15. Safety Chris Brevi made his intentions known in cancelling future visits to Pittsburgh and Central Florida. In the end, it was the people in Iowa City that gained his respect.

Iowa has found a flurry of success in developing hard-working and hard-hitting safeties, like Derek Pagel and Sean Considine. The trend is ready to be continued with the commitment of Chris Brevi.

"When I returned from Iowa, I knew I wanted my decision to be made by Christmas," Chris stated. "I thought about bumping up my Pitt visit, but it just did not work out. I had a good visit to Memphis this past weekend, but when I returned I immediately knew I was ready to commit to Iowa."

In an earlier report done by, Chris had stated that is was important to him, via the loyalty shown from Pitt in being the first offer, to complete his January 17 visit. Was it hard for him to cancel?

"I watched Pitt on television a few times this fall in good games against Virginia Tech and Miami(FL). They have a good program. I just could not get it out of my mind that I wanted to go to Iowa, though. I felt there was no point to drag it on further as I knew I'd be playing on a national stage at Iowa."

At 6'2 210, and rapidly inching up toward 215, there have been questions on the position Chris will play.

Armwood Head Coach Sean Callahan had informed in the past that with 4.6 speed, Chris would have no problem playing the safety position. However, with a frame to add more pounds and because he is widely regarded as one of the fiercest hitters in central Florida, will he stay at safety?

"I will start out at either strong or free safety," Chris added. "We'll see my mobility when I first check in and how well I'm able to run compared to others. I've been tossed around different positions my whole career at other schools, but I began to become comfortable at safety here at Armwood. However, I know to expect the unexpected."

With the Hawkeyes and the 2002 season, I think many have grown accustomed to expecting the unexpected. That has even helped turn true this recruiting season with new names such as Chris Brevi popping up each week.

Lastly, I asked Chris to give Hawk fans his Central Florida prediction on how the Hawks would fare in Southern Florida. While he gave the prediction, he made sure to note he'd be in attendance.

"I'll be in attendance," Chris exclaimed. "My dad's girlfriend bought four tickets for us and my brother. I'm expecting a Hawkeye victory in the Orange Bowl!"

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