Brent Reflects On Trip To OSU-Michigan Game

Bloomington (Ill.) Central Catholic defensive tackle Josh Brent traveled to Columbus this weekend for an unofficial visit for the Ohio State-Michigan game. Brent, a national top-100 pick, talks about the trip and looks ahead to his three December official visits.

Bloomington (Ill.) Central Catholic defensive tackle Josh Brent was on hand for Saturday's one versus two showdown between Ohio State and Michigan at Ohio Stadium.

"I probably won't ever get to see another game like that ever again," Brent said. "That's one to put into the record books."

Brent (6-3, 300, 5.0) is a national top-100 propect, according to He is rated as the nation's No. 71 prospect overall, No. 3 in Illinois overall and as the nation's 12th-best defensive tackle.

Brent shared some details on his day spent at Ohio State.

"The coaches basically told me they want me to come and be a part of that atmosphere and be a part of it," Brent said. "I talked to Coach Tressel and (defensive coordinator Jim) Heacock before the game. I talked to them a little bit afterwards, too, but they were busy."

Ohio State loses both of its starting defensive tackles with Quinn Pitcock and David Patterson as well as key reserve Joel Penton.

"I also got to talk to David Patterson as well," Brent said. "They said they think I could be that type of player. They said I should definitely be able to come in and compete for playing time right away."

Brent has official visits set with Michigan Dec. 1, Ohio State Dec. 8 and Wisconsin Dec. 15.

"I am down to those three," he said. "Right now, I want to take those visits and see where things are after that."

Regarding Michigan, Brent said, "It was a battle from beginning to the end. Michigan's line is a little bit younger. They have a couple of guys returning. Once again, the coaches there have said some of the similar things. They think I can come in and contribute."

Brent also had some comments on Wisconsin.

"I think that is a program that can consistently be in the top 15 year in and year out," Brent said. "They sort of fly under the radar. They are 11-1 and nobody is talking about them. They are a great team that nobody recognizes."

As a senior, Brent had 70 tackles, 20 tackles-for-loss and five sacks for a 9-2 team.

"I think I've got a pretty good motor," Brent said. "I think that is probably one of my strengths."

Brent holds a 2.3 GPA and scored a 21 on the ACT.

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