Despite only entering his junior season, Orlando (Fla.) Edgewater offensive lineman Michael Brewster has already been mentioned as one of the state's top overall prospects. Plenty of people are already talking about this outstanding lineman.
"I have seen all the buzz on the internet," Brewster said. "It has been pretty interesting."
Brewster first made his name known at Lake Highland Prep High School but decided to make a move to Edgewater in the offseason.
"It has been a good move for me," Brewster said. "There is so much talent. It was a move I needed to make. To get better you have to play against better competition. It is a bigger school at a higher level."
Brewster is coming off a knee injury but everything seems to be 100 percent so far.
"I was a little anxious but after that first pancake everything was alright," he said. "My rehab ended in May. The injury has actually been a good thing."
A good thing?
"I got with a good trainer and have learned so much during the rehab about conditioning and how to prepare," he said. "I am stronger and I look so much better on film as a player. I go back to what I learned in the offseason during the rehab."
Brewster added 30 pounds during his training and is now 6-6, 292. He had a busy summer, camping all over the nation.
"My summer went well," he said. "I went to the Florida full contact camp. That is allowed down here. I am coming off the knee injury so it was good to get back out there and test it.
"I then went to Nike combine in Oregon. I made the Nike junior All-American team. I then went to Ohio State for a four-day camp. I learned so much there and I met (junior offensive lineman) Mike Adams (Dublin Coffman). I went up to Michigan for one day. That was it for the year."
Adams, currently rated as one of Ohio's top prospects, has struck up a friendship with Brewster.
"I met Mike Adams at the Ohio State camp," Brewster commented. "We stay in touch. We talk weekly. I am going up for the Penn State game with him. I am coming up for Michigan too. I don't know if he will be there."
In addition to Ohio State, Brewster plans on visiting one instate school this year.
"I'll visit Florida," he said. "That is the only other school I think I will visit. We will see."
Brewster has ties to the region.
"I learned about Ohio State from a family friend but I was born in the Midwest, Kansas City, and lived there until I was 4," he said.
Expect him to decide before his senior season begins.
"I am likely to make my commitment early in spring since I am graduating early," he said. "I know Michigan said they like to have around 16 offensive linemen. (OSU offensive line coach Jim) Bollman likes to work with small groups. I like that better."