Brent enjoyed LSU trip

South Oak Cliff's Kevin Brent, one of the nation's top safeties, swung into Baton Rouge this week for a short stay. Before he arrived, Brent (5-11, 196, 4.42) told that this would be his "first visit to Baton Rouge," and that he was coming both to "see what the campus is all about" as well as "check out how things would look" if he were to become a safety for the Tigers.

Though he didn’t stay long, the Dallas-native got the answers he needed.


“I had a lot of fun,” Brent said after arriving back in Dallas. “Meeting all the coaches face to face was cool.


“I even got to meet Mike the Tiger,” Brent said with a laugh.


Being recruited by wide receivers coach D.J. McCarthy, the four-star prospect said that the trip keeps LSU right at the top of his list.


While it has been heavily rumored that Brent is an Oklahoma-lean, the process seems to still remain open.


“My high school coach came down with me, so it was good for him to help me out,” Brent said. “He had been to the campus and all that before. That’s his first trip to really come with me anywhere.”


Brent, the nation’s No. 4 ranked safety, said that he could see himself fitting into the defense that the Tiger’s field.


“I like to do everything that LSU is known for,” he said. “In terms of defense, I do everything their safeties do. I just play hard and fast.”


Though Brent has kept his cards close, he did part with some nice words for the Tiger coaching staff.


“I will say that LSU is more family-like than Oklahoma,” he said. “Just in terms of the staff and stuff, I feel like LSU is more family-like.”


Of course for a Dallas-native looking to choose between two out-of-state universities, feeling “at home” is a good sign for the Bayou Bengals.


So what’s next on the agenda?


“Just back to football,” Brent said. “I will be coming back down in the fall for an official. Hopefully the Georgia game, but I will see how it all plays out.”


Note: As a junior, Kevin Brent racked up 85 tackles and three interceptions to earn DFW safety of the year honors.

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