By Allen Wallace
National Recruiting Editor
Posted Sep 28, 2010
“I don’t have a top five right now and whenever I feel that I know what list of schools it is that I like, and schools that I can see myself going to, that’s when I’ll know what my top five is,” Kentrell Brothers said. “Distance is not really important to me or part of my decision. I know my family will come and see me regardless of wherever I go. Hopefully in the next few weeks I can…”
Kentrell Brothers, the 6-foot-1, 215-pound three-star linebacker/wide receiver from Guthrie, Okla., remains without a top five group of favorites but has already taken two official visits to both Washington and Arizona State.
“I don’t have a top five right now and whenever I feel that I know what list of schools it is that I like, and schools that I can see myself going to, that’s when I’ll know what my top five is,” he said.
“Right now the schools that are recruiting me the hardest are Washington, Iowa State, Missouri, Tulsa and Vanderbilt,” he said. “They all call me every week and are always sending me mail – you know, the basic stuff they all do to show that they’re interested in me.
“Distance is not really important to me or part of my decision,” he added. “I know my family will come and see me regardless of wherever I go.”
However, with two trips in the books for Brothers, he still does not know if either UW or ASU can be included amongst his true favorites.
“I had a great time on both of those visits,” he said. “They were the first two schools that came to mind when it was time to set up trip dates. And I really like coach (Johnny) Nansen (special teams/recruiting/defensive line) from Washington, and coach (Trent) Bray (linebackers) from Arizona State.
“The food was amazing at Washington – that’s for sure,” Brothers said. “I also liked the stadium and how shaky it all got as the crowd got louder. It was also good to hang with the players before and after the game.
“I was also at ASU a little longer than my trip to Washington,” he said. “All the coaches there were cool and I really liked all the linebackers there. The way they all treated me was just great.
“But really, I only took those two visits because of how far away they are,” he said. “If I can drive to a school, then I will probably end up taking an unofficial visit there. And I know I’m going to get out to Missouri when they play Oklahoma – I just don’t know if it’s going to be an official or unofficial visit at this point.”
The Sooners are another team Brothers would like to see offer.
“I haven’t been offered by Oklahoma and if they did offer me, I’d definitely consider them because they’re close to home and a very well-known program.
“But overall, I still don’t have a leader out of any of these schools, and hopefully in the next few weeks I can figure that out.”
Brothers says he has tallied 39 tackles, eight sacks, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and 10 tackles for loss this season. He also reports 16 receptions for 429 yards and five touchdowns while playing at both the wide receiver and tight end positions for his school.
“I really like playing both offense and defense, and I’ve gotten a lot faster over the years so I could be a wide receiver/running back-type. It’s just hard to say what I’d prefer playing in college,” he said.
“Washington is the one school that wants me at offense, but they like me at linebacker as well.”
Guthrie (3-1) will play Ada High on Friday.
Brothers reports a 3.4 GPA and a 20 on the ACT with plans to possibly retake the test on Oct. 23.