November 3, 2008

Brent's Decision Hits Close to Home

In years past Oklahoma has made the effort to recruit nationally and while they've certainly collected their fair share of national prospects the distance from home has cost them more than a few players. Dallas South Oak Cliff Rivals100 safety Kevin Brent has picked up offers from the likes of USC, LSU, Texas, Texas Tech, Miami, Nebraska and Notre Dame among many others.

However on Sunday helped the Sooners balance out those losses of years past.

"I've been feeling like committing for a few weeks and decided to go ahead and do it yesterday," Brent said on Monday evening. "I think everything looks really good up there. I've been up there a couple of times and I already know what everything looks like.

"I just feel like it is the best place for me and my family to come see me."

Brent, who has set up his official visit for Oklahoma's potential top-five match-up with Texas Tech on Nov. 22. While he is waiting for a visit the Sooners were more than a bit excited to hear that the nation's No. 4 safety had pulled the trigger.

"I called coach Chris Wilson, and he was really hyped up," he said. "It feels kind of good to know that I pulled for Oklahoma and now I get to wear that uniform."

The 5-foot-11, 196-pound bone-crushing safety's commitment spread quickly with coaches at both Missouri and LSU calling Brent's head coach, Chris Gilbert, at South Oak Cliff.

However, the big run-stuffing safety says he is no longer worried about what schools are interested.

"I think I'm done with all of that," he said. "It feels good to have it over with and know that I know where I'm headed."

As Brent has stated repeatedly, the Sooners were his lifelong favorite school and though he admits he wasn't always sure it would be Oklahoma there was never any great deal of doubt.

"There was a little doubt but I felt like it was one of the best places for me to get up to and try to have some success," he said.

While Brent's future following his senior year is now decided it's a bit unclear still what will happen to his South Oak Cliff team as they head into their final regular season game.

"If we win this week we're in the playoffs automatically. It's a game win should win but you never know," Brent said.

So has there ever been a game he didn't feel like he should win?

"No man, no way," he laughed.

Sounds like just the type of player Bob Stoops and Brent Venables will want as part of their defense.

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