Guthrie stand-out athlete Kentrell Brothers has racked up 15 scholarship offers from the right coast to the left coast and every where in between. However, in between does not include Stillwater and Norman.
In Guthrie’s 2010 season opener, the Jays ended all doubts quickly about the game with 25 first half points, in which, Brothers accounted for 20 of those points. As good as that was, he may have been better on the defensive side of the ball with five (yes five) sacks, forced a fumble, recovered a fumble, and added multiple batted down balls.
Of course, those numbers may come against inferior opponents, but this came against a talented Duncan team that features two tackles that have Division I colleges knocking at their door and wanting their services. In fact, one tackle has given his oral commitment to the Sooners and Brothers flew by both of them as if they were just standing there.
There were four seniors, who are Division I recruits, and Brothers stood out like a bright sun in a clear blue sky. OU offensive line coach James Patton was in attendance watching the Demon lineman and Guthrie’s offensive tackle Blake Belcher, but one certainly would think Bob Stoops got a late phone call about No. 30 and what they need to do to perhaps to try to lure him to Norman.
Stoops and Mike Gundy know what they are doing when it comes to recruiting, but it was hands down tonight to see who the best player on the field was. Not even close. Coaches, fans, and the media can’t say enough about Brothers. By the way, Duke and Vanderbilt likes his classroom work too.
The numbers on the field alone are impressive, but its the way Brothers gets it done. After the catch, there are stiff arms, there are the moves, and there is blow by you speed. On defense, he’s in the backfield causing havoc, and did I mention five sacks against two will be Division I players? Geez, he’s nearly a third of the way to his 17 sacks from a season ago that was the best in the state of Oklahoma after just one game. Hello?
I know Brothers would like to play close to home, but that is not going to be his ultimate decision, but Sooners and Cowboys coaches might think about it real, real hard before it’s too late. If Friday night did not raise any eyebrows, than the state of Oklahoma needs to get their cable boxes ready cause Brothers will be playing out-of-state on TV.