Brent Leaves Austin with an Offer in Hand

After Texas' final junior day, many Longhorn fans thought that things might slow down a bit on the recruiting front, but that was not the case. Texas hosted several prospects over the weekend, including South Oak Cliff safety Kevin Brent. Brent left Austin impressed with a scholarship offer from Mack Brown and the Texas Longhorns in hand.

"He enjoyed it," South Oak Cliff head coach Chris Gilbert said. "Those guys did a good job presenting their program. He met with the staff, his recruiting coach, coach (Bruce) Chambers, and of course coach (Mack) Brown. They showed Kevin a great time and I think he took a liking to them. They introduced him to some of the players and former players. They made an impression on him."

Kevin Brent left Austin with a scholarship offer but did not commit during his visit. Along with Texas, he currently holds offers from Oklahoma, Nebraska, Missouri, Houston, TCU, Kansas and Texas Tech.

"They offered, but he didn't commit," Gilbert said. "He is definitely interested in them though."

The 5-foot-11, 196-pound Brent has wavered on a time frame for a decision over the past couple of months. In the beginning, he was talking about taking all of his visits, but he may have changed his mind over the last few weeks.

"He has kind of gone back and forth on that," Gilbert said. "In the beginning, he was talking about possibly taking all of his visits. Recently, he has made the comment that he may make a decision before the season starts. I just want him to feel comfortable with his decision."

According to Gilbert, Brent is a leader on his football team and already has a lot of the skills to be successful on the next level.

"He's definitely one of our team leaders," Gilbert said. "He is such a good worker. He always puts forth great effort and has a great attitude. He has a lot of range and is a sure tackle guy. He is a physical player and can really tackle. I haven't seen a slot receiver block him yet."

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