Brent Brewer Likes Three

Brent Brewer, a very talented athlete who plays for Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone, Georgia, has several schools that are showing strong interest in him, but it appears that one has jumped to a very slight lead.

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Brent Brewer is a dual-sport athlete who is receiving strong interest from several schools.

"Clemson, Mississippi State, Georgia, Louisville, Vanderbilt, Illinois and Tulane are calling me consistently," said the 6-2, 195-pounder.

And several of those schools have extended scholarships.

"Illinois, Mississippi State, Clemson and Tulane have offered scholarships," Brent said.

According to Brent, three have in-home visits planned this week.

"All of my in-home visits are coming up next week and this week," he noted. "(Illinois head coach) Ron Zook, (MSU head) Coach (Sylvester) Croom and the Tulane coach (Chris Scelfo) are coming this week. One is coming in Thursday and two are coming in Saturday."

He's also set several official visits.

"I've scheduled three visits, so far," said Brent. "I've visiting Mississippi State on January 21st, 22nd and 23rd and Clemson on the 27th, 28th and 29th and Illinois December 16th, 17th and 18th."

As for favorites, Brent has three, with one appearing to be a slight leader.

"Right now, my top ones are Mississippi State, Georgia and Clemson," he said. "Mississippi State is out there a little bit more because they said I can come in and play earlier. I think they have a lot of young talent that are freshmen and sophomores who are in there right now. I think we could go to a bowl game next year."

He explained why those three have jumped to the top.

Mississippi State - "I love Coach Croom and I've been to the campus and love it. I love the baseball team. They won the SEC last year. And I can come in and play earlier at Mississippi State as a receiver and help the team get to a bowl game or even (win) a national championship. I think we will be pretty good."

Georgia - "They are my number 2 team. I've been up there and I like the fans. I love how the stadium gets (on gameday). I also like the campus and the coaches. They said I would probably redshirt my first year to get bigger. They don't want to waste my first year. I would probably start my redshirt freshman year at corner."

Clemson - "Georgia and Clemson want me to play corner. They play a lot of freshmen early, too. Coach West, the guy who is recruiting me, is real good. I love him. The baseball team is pretty good. That is a big part of my decision about them."

As you may have noticed, baseball is a significant part of Brent's recruitment. He commented about that.

"A lot of schools want me to sign a football scholarship with them and play baseball as well," he said. "Georgia and Clemson want me to do that. Mississippi State has also shown interest in me for baseball. I've talked to their coaches a couple of times in the past."

In the most recent Baseball America magazine, he was rated the 81st best player in the nation by Perfect Game, USA. That begs the question, will he end up in college or possibly sign a pro baseball contract straight out of high school?

"My big thing is I want to go to college. (Pro baseball scouts) have said that I would be drafted from the first round to the fifth round, but I'm thinking outside of the first round, most likely," said Brent, who batted .390 with 10 home runs and 25 stolen bases last season. "But I really want to go to college and experience the college life and play football and baseball and see what happens from there."

He plays centerfield, mainly due to his exceptional speed.

"I ran a 4.3 at a Nike Camp and a 4.28 the next day at our school," said Brent.

Speed, size and talent; Brent is a young man who has it all.

Keep it right here to find out who will be the lucky school that winds up with his signature on Signing Day.


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