Deerfield Beach's Brent Schaeffer getting offers

Deerfield Beach (Fla.) is the home of one of the best quarterbacks in the Southeast. Brent Schaeffer, a 6-foot-2, 190-pound standout with excellent speed (4.47), has two early offers to prove he's worth the hype and is awaiting more.

"I already have offers from Purdue and Kansas State," the 6A all-state quarterback said.

He's also getting interest from Florida, Florida State, Miami, Pittsburgh, and Iowa.

"The coach from Pittsburgh called my coach and said that he might offer me when he comes down in the spring," he said. "I like Pittsburgh. I also like Miami, Florida State and Iowa. My first cousin Brad banks played quarterback at Iowa."

This past season as a junior, Schaeffer won many awards on the field, including being named one of Old Spice Red Zone's top 50 players in the country. He was one of only four juniors named to the team. He passed for over 2000 yards and 31 touchdowns with only seven interceptions.

Deerfield Beach, a 9-3 team in regular season play, was knocked out of the third round of the play-offs, but there's no doubting Schaeffer's ability to show up for the big game. In a regular season game against the eventual class 5A state champions Pompano Beach Ely Tigers, Schaeffer and company handed them their only defeat of the season.

"I threw three touchdowns in the game," he said. "I had a fourth one called back."

Schaeffer, who has been nicknamed Michael Vick because of his mobility on field, knows what he's looking for in a college.

"I'm looking for a prestige school," he said. "Academics and atmosphere are important factors to me. Good coaches are something I'm seeking also."

The Deerfield Beach native also excels in the classroom by carrying a solid 3.4 grade point average. He has also scored an 1100 on the PSAT.

This summer, he is considering attending football camps at Iowa, Kansas State, and Miami.

Dave Peters

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