Gentry Targets Two Big Ten Visits

Cincinnati (Ohio) Moeller receiver Isaiah Gentry has his stock up after a strong senior season and will take two more official visits before coming to a final decision. Gentry is a soft verbal commit to Kent State, where he officially visited this weekend. He has trips planned to two Big Ten schools.

Kent State showed wide receiver commit Isaiah Gentry a "great weekend" on his first official visit, but it did not change his soft verbal status with the school. Gentry, a 6-foot-4 receiver from Cincinnati (Ohio) Moeller spoke highly of his visit, but wants to take two more before a final decision.

Gentry will officially visit Minnesota this weekend and Rutgers Jan. 31.

"Kent State was everything I imagined and more, so it was pretty good," Gentry said. "I liked that most of their staff was from Kent State and they were a really close group.

"I just want to get a feel for another school and see what else is out there."

Gentry received a Rutgers offer earlier in January during a visit from wide receivers coach Matt Simon.

"They're an improving program, and they just went to the Big Ten, which makes me really interested," Gentry said. "Plus it's right near New York. … I was pretty surprised when they offered because they don't recruit this area that much. They came out here just to offer me. It's pretty shocking."

Gentry committed to Kent State early in the recruiting process, but re-opened to a soft commitment after offers from Minnesota and Rutgers.

"I don't know a lot about Minnesota, but I know enough that I have a real interest in the school," Gentry said. "I'm feeling pretty good about going out there to learn more.

"I think both of them are just seeing that I'm a play-maker. If you throw me the ball, I'm going after it and getting vertical."

The next two visits for Gentry are about gaining more academic information – he wants to major in nursing – and finding the right social mix in the locker room and on campus.

"I want two major things," Gentry said. "I want a good social life and how the people are. How will I get along with the coaches? I'm also looking for the program I'm interested in to have my major and good academics."

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