April 20, 2006

Illinois DT again South Bend bound

Defensive tackle prospect Josh Brent has been surprised by the attention coming his way. When he began playing football during his sophomore season at Central Catholic in Bloomington, Ill., he never imagined he'd have a future in college football

But that's exactly where the 6-foot-3, 295-pounder is headed.

"I have offers from Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Arizona State, Iowa and Oklahoma State," Brent said. "Notre Dame is showing a lot of interest and USC just started calling. Vanderbilt, Kansas State and Iowa State are also showing interest."

Brent has been a bit overwhelmed by all of the early attention.

"It's something I never even thought about," he said. "I didn't even play my freshman year. I had a pretty good junior year but I never thought I'd be a Division I player. I guess you could say it's a dream come true."

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