Schaeffer Plans For SEC Return

Brent Schaeffer was Tennessee's starting quarterback for part of his true freshman year. He endured a few hardships while in Knoxville and transferred after his freshman year. He is set to graduate in December of 2005, but must stay at College of the Sequoias until May of '06 due to transfer rules.

He'll arrive at his four-year college of choice in the fall of '06 with three years to play two. It appears he favors going back to the SEC.

Brent Schaeffer played his high school ball in the South in Deerfield Beach, Florida. He played his college ball in the south at Tennessee. He plans on a short hiatus in California at COS, and then would like to head back to the region. "I really want to go back to the South," Schaeffer stated emphatically. "I want to play in the SEC again. If I would have gone to another SEC school straight from Tennessee I would have had to sit out two years. So I decided to go the JC route so I would only have to sit out one."

The 6-2, 190-pound quarterback says he is open to going to any school in the SEC right now, and does not have any specific ones he is looking at. He says he is 100% recovered from a broken collarbone, and is ready to move on and put his days at Tennessee behind him. "I learned a lot from my time at Tennessee. I took on a lot of adversity and am just working hard now at everything. I want to become a more complete quarterback."

COS offensive coordinator Andy Siegal says of Schaeffer, "He is a great player and an even better person. A lot of division one guys I have encountered come back to the JC level with major egos. He does not display anything like that. He is a leader on our team on and off the field."

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