Camping in July

With one senior and two juniors on the roster for the upcoming season, safety is a position where the LSU coaches will be looking for a big time playmaker or two in the 2009 recruiting class. One of the biggest names on the board is Kevin Brent from South Oak Cliff High School in Dallas, Texas.

Brent (5-11, 205, 4.42) is currently the 4th ranked safety prospect in the country according to And it seemed as though many college coaches across the country agreed with Brent’s ranking as they flocked to visit him this spring.


“I had coaches from Notre Dame, Miami, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, USC, and Alabama stopping by the school to see me in the spring,” said Brent, who racked up 85 tackles and picked off three passes as a junior. “I have offers from all of those schools. I’m not planning on committing anywhere until after my senior season though.”


Despite drawing interest from top schools across the country, Brent does have some idea of the schools he would like to focus on in the future.


“I don’t really have a set list or anything like that yet,” he said. “But if I had to make one I’d say my top schools are LSU, Miami, Oklahoma, USC, Texas Tech, and Nebraska. LSU is a really great defensive school. Miami is where all the best defensive backs are going. Oklahoma was my childhood favorite. USC is a great school to go to. I really like Texas Tech’s coaching staff. And Nebraska is just a great football program.”


Brent spoke a little more about his interest in the Tigers and their defense.


“I just really like how they play defense,” said the standout safety prospect. “They are always flying around the ball. They look like they are moving faster than everyone else on the field.”


“Coach McCarthy is recruiting me,” Brent continued. “He seems like a cool guy. I talked to him a few weeks ago. We talk about football, but also the school itself and academics. He says they are recruiting me for strong safety. I feel like I can play both strong safety and free safety.”


Just as he is planning on holding off on a commitment, Brent also says he is going to wait and take visits to schools after his senior year is over as well.


“I really haven’t thought any at all about visiting schools next fall,” Brent said. “I’m not even sure where I’m going to visit. Right now I just know that I will start taking visits in December, and then make my decision after I’m finished with those.”


Note: Kevin Brent says his only visit plan for the summer right now is to attend the LSU camp in July. 

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