Brent Cole Gets Minnesota Interest

Brent Cole, a 6-foot-4, 225-pound offensive tackle/defensive end from Warroad (MN) High, attended the Minnesota-Indiana game last Saturday and their Junior Day in February. Cole is a three-sport standout for the Warriors, who are 5-1 and face Staples-Motley Friday night. GoldenSports.Net caught up with Cole and Warroad head coach Paul Clark to learn the latest on his recruitment.

Brent Cole is a three-sport standout who also plays baseball and basketball for the Warriors. Cole is excited so far about this season.

"We are 5-1 this year. We are playing tough. We got a chance to go to state and really excited," he said.

North Dakota State, North Dakota, Minnesota and Illinois have shown interest in Cole and he attended camps at North Dakota State and Minnesota this summer.

Cole plays right tackle on offense and nose tackle on defense. However, he is getting most of the looks from college for his offensive potential.

"Most likely offensive line. Tackle," he said.

Cole made his first college game of the year last weekend for the Gopher game against Indiana. However, he plans to catch games the next two weekends.

"I am going to North Dakota State Saturday and the following week I am going to North Dakota," he said.

Cole also plays on the basketball team.

"We lost in the section semifinals. I averaged six points and seven rebounds per game," he said.

Cole is a first baseman for the Warriors' baseball team.

"We did really good," Cole said. "We lost to Pelican Rapids in the playoffs in legion ball this summer, just missing going to state. We did really good in high school ball."

Cole said that he is undecided about a major in college, but he is a good student.

"I got a 21 on the ACT and have a 3.2 GPA."

Coel said that he does not have a favorite school yet.

"I'm just playing football right now. I'm going to worry about that after the season."

Warroad head coach Paul Clark has plenty of positives to say about his star player.

"His strength is like the sayin: His motor never quits. Brent is like that. It does not matter if it is warm-ups. Fourth-and-goal. One second left. He practices and plays the same way and it is hard. He is a very physical player," Clark said.

Clark said that although Cole plays both ways for him, that offense is his likely landing spot in college.

"I could see him being either, but I would say that he is going to grow into an offensive tackle," Clark said. "The kid has not lifted a weight in his life. He is just so naturally strong. This is my first year here and I was just amazed at how strong he was. Judging from his family, he is going to be 280 or 290 and 6-5. I can definitely see him on the offensive line."

Clark said that Cole is a well-rounded athlete.

"He is a big bruiser in basketball," he said. "I don't know if that is really his forte or not, but I know that he can hit a baseball a mile. That goes to show his athleticism. He was an All-Conference baseball player."

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