Bell County's Brent Slusher continues travels

Bell County High School tight end prospect Brent Slusher has kept a busy schedule since participating in the U.S. Army All-American junior combine in early January. The rising junior has visited a number of out of state schools recently and is planning a trip across the Bluegrass State next week...

Things haven't been the same ever since the turn of the new year for the Slusher family. What used to be weekend's at home with the family are now spent traveling visiting various school's that are expressing interest in Bell County High School tight end Brent Slusher.

Since participating in the U.S. Army All-American junior combine in early January, Slusher has spent his time making unofficial visits with Auburn, Clemson, Kentucky, North Carolina and Vanderbilt.

"I think it's really helping him out because he's able to see what everybody has," said his mother Stacie Slusher. "It's been real useful."

While the frequent travel can become a grind, Slusher doesn't appear close to slowing down just yet.

"I'm going to visit Kentucky and Louisville next week to watch spring practice," said Brent, who is also planning on participating in upcoming, Nike and adidas combines.

Slusher's resume is already impressive. As a junior, Slusher posted 14 receptions for 353 yards and 5 touchdowns from his tight end position. Playing linebacker he came just short of establishing a new school record for total tackles in 2005. He recorded 102 solo stops, had 31 assists and four sacks. He also forced four fumbles, recovering one, and he intercepted four passes.

Then, at the junior combine held in San Antonio, Slusher turned heads when he posted the top number in the shuttle (4.19) and verticle (35") and was among the top three in the 40-yard (4.84) among tight ends.

"It was nice to be down there for that," said Slusher of his experience at the U.S. Army All-American junior combine. "It good to be around and compete with some of the best kids in the country. I think I did pretty good, so I want to try to make on the U.S. Army team this year."

After helping Bell County to a 10-3 record and a spot in the third round of the Class AAA state playoffs last year, Slusher says that he hopes to make a decision before the start of football this fall.

"I would like to get it all out of the way before the season starts," he said. "I want to be able to focus on football during the season."

While the list of school's showing interest is long and continues to grow, Slusher indicated that a short list has surfaced at the top.

"Right now it's probably Louisville, Kentucky, Auburn and Wake Forest," he said. "They have all told me that they were going to offer."

Click the following link to watch junior highlights of Brent Slusher on Scout TV.

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