RECRUITING: Texas DT lists OU among top three

Garland, Texas defensive tackle Brandon Antwine talks about favorites and style of play.


Brandon Antwine is a very athletic big man in the trenches who moves out to defensive end on occasion, but is cat quick inside and very tough to handle for any offensive lineman.

Antwine has been a starter at defensive tackle since his sophomore year, but this season he will double as a starting defensive tackle and as a tight end or fullback in some goal-line situations.

"I love being in the trenches," said Antwine. "That is where everything starts and where it ends. It is where all the action is. I think if you team can control the trenches then you win the game and that is my job to control the trenches."

Antwine can bench 315 pounds, squats 585 and he has posted a 33-inch vertical jump. He plans to attend an Oklahoma State one-day camp at Berkner High School in Texas on June 9, and then he hopes to go to Texas Tech shortly afterwards.

Antwine hopes to also get up to camp at Iowa State and then to Florida. He has been offered by 37 schools at this point and is trying to weigh through the offers.

"I am not breaking it down because I feel it is early," said Antwine. "I want to take the summer to research the schools, and then in the middle of my season decide where I want to visit. My main schools are USC, Florida, Texas Tech, Iowa State, OU and Nebraska. My top three schools would be USC, Florida and Oklahoma.

"Oklahoma is a great football program and I want to get up there and see if they have a good business program. I think I am going to get up to Oklahoma next week. I think my decision is going to come from my top three schools. I really like USC, but I like Florida and OU just as well."

Brandon has qualified.

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