2012 Intro: Kendrik Brewster

St. Paul (Minn.) Cretin-Derham Hall running back Kendrik Brewster has been garnering interest from teams across the country. GoldenSports.net caught up with the talented prospect to get the latest on his recruitment.

Size: 5-foot-11, 185 pounds
Hometown: St. Paul, Minn.
School: Cretin-Derham Hall (5A)
Position: Running Back

Prep Career

Last season — in 11 games as a backup — Brewster rushed for 401 yards and six touchdowns on 91 carries. In 10 games as a sophomore, he rushed for 646 yards eight touchdowns.

Recruitment

Kendrik Brewster currently does not have a scholarship offer but he is garnering interest from numerous schools.

"I am hearing from Minnesota, Iowa, Iowa State, Wisconsin, Stanford, Missouri, Michigan State, Northwestern and vaguely Notre Dame, UCLA and Dartmouth," he said.

While Stanford is his "dream school" he plans to take the process slowly and consider what each program has to offer. Brewster broke down what will be looking for in a school.

"Well I'd love to go to a big school," he said. "Like I was saying, education is number one. A good engineering or medical course would be great and then a school where I know I'll be a part of the community as soon as I enter.

"I love football and of course any school with a great team would be awesome, but I also understand that I may not have all the chances to go to all the big football schools so the best place I can go to would be great enough for me.

"I'm willing to try and play any position that a coach wants me to play and I'm a good listener. Just going to a school with a team that I know will form a brotherhood is a huge part of it also. Overall — since neither of my parents went — I just want to go to college, by any means necessary."

Brewster recently attended his first junior day at the University of Minnesota and came away impressed with what the U had to offer.

"Junior day was great and a lot stood out to me — especially coach Kill and of course all the new facilitates," he said. "[Coach Kill] knows exactly what he's doing and he's confident that he can make it work. I feel like he will really try to connect with the players and kids and I really like that about him."

Although he left campus without an offer from the instate Gophers he mentioned a scholarship from Minnesota would be an offer he would strongly consider.

"If Minnesota ever offered me anything I would consider that very highly. I love the school and I love my family. We all live here and it'd be hard to just leave."

To help boost his recruiting stock, Brewster plans on attending camps at Michigan, Michigan State, Dartmouth, Notre Dame and Minnesota in the upcoming months.


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