Recruiting: Brothers One Of Best in Oklahoma

I have already seen a number of Oklahoma prospects in the Class of 2011 play in person and one of my favorites is Guthrie's Kentrell Brothers. The 6-1, 205-pound Brothers plays on both sides of the ball but you could easily see him in Oklahoma State's defense as a "star" linebacker with his speed and ability to make plays sideline to sideline.

Brothers is currently playing basketball for the Blue Jays and is averaging 15.1 points and five rebounds a game. In football recruiting he already has his first offer from the University of Missouri and former OSU player and coach and current Tiger offensive line coach Josh Henson.

"It's really kind of cool so far," said Brothers of recruiting. "Missouri was my first offer and it's the only one so far, but I have heard from OSU, OU. I heard from Washington the other day. Then there is Texas Tech, Tulsa, Kansas State, and Kansas. There are several others too.

"I'm thinking I will take it as it comes and in my senior year check out all the schools and see which one I am the most comfortable with. I'll admit I really grew up cheering for both OU and OSU."

Brothers has been to one junior day (at OU) and wanted to make a couple of others but the weather interfered with planned trips to Stillwater and Columbia, Mo.

"I went to the junior day at OU and that was good," said Brothers. "We got to see the new locker rooms, eat with the coaches, and go to a basketball game. It was good. I'm hoping to go to Oklahoma State later this month and maybe Missouri."

Last season at Gurthrie, Brothers earned second team All-State and All-Big City honors with 95 tackles, 17 sacks, four interceptions, and a fumble recovery. On offense he had 62 catches for 1,122 yards and 12 touchdowns.

He said he will get back in the gym and train for football as soon as basketball season is over. He feels good about his upcoming senior football season. Brothers is also a good student and he is currently working on finding a major.

"I don't know right now but I am talking to my counselor and we are looking at different stuff in trying to decide a major," he said.

Brothers is very much at ease, and he should be because he will have plenty of options to stay close to home and to go out of state if he wants to. This guy is flat out a good football player.

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