Brent Enjoys Columbus

Josh Brent has had a number of suitors clamoring for his signature on their teams National Letter of Intent. This weekend one of the nations top teams, Ohio State, made their play for him while hey had him on campus for an official visit.

Scout.com four-star prospect Josh Brent, a 6-foot-3, 300-pound defensive tackle from Central Catholic High in Bloomington, Ill. enjoyed what he saw out of Ohio State this weekend.

"The visit went pretty well," Brent began. It was my first official visit and I had a good time."

"The things that stuck out to me the most were probably the facilities and their speed coach Butch Reynolds. I do not know too many people that know more about getting faster than Coach Reynolds."

"They are not quite done with all of the facilities," Brent explained of the construction on campus. "It is going to be all state of the art. It was really impressive."

Brent has grown close to a lot of players throughout the recruiting process, and he had a good time getting to know the guys who were also on a recruiting visit this weekend.

"I hung out with pretty much everybody," Brent said. "I hung out with Nate (Oliver), Dionte (Allen), and Evan (Blankenship). We all had a great time together. Saine (Brandon) also came in, but he was a really shy guy. I did not talk to him as much."

It is important for most recruits to get a good look at their course of study while on campus, and Brent liked what he saw at Ohio State.

"I plan to major in Business Marketing or Sports Management," Brent informed of his desired course of study. "Pretty much every school offers that, but Ohio State has one of the top business schools in the country. Wisconsin also has one of the very best."

Brent also enjoyed Coach (Jim) Heacock's defensive philosophies.

"I like the fact that Coach Heacock coaches the defensive line and he is the defensive co-coordinator," he said.

"It gives you the opportunity to not only learn what the defensive line is going to do, but it allows you to understand what the whole defense is going to be doing. A recruit definitely notices that the program has the ability to put guys in to the NFL."

Brent also took the time to break down his current list, and discussed his timetable for a decision.

"Right now it is Ohio State, Wisconsin, Illinois and Michigan," Brent explained. "I have a visit to Wisconsin planned for next weekend."

"If I just feel right about a school then I will probably decide around December 22nd. I would like to have my decision done right around the time school lets out for Christmas break. I would like to have it done for the holidays."

As a senior, Brent raced up over 70 tackles, 31 tackles for a loss, and five sacks to earn All-State honors.


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