Justin Brent enjoyed the spring portion of recruiting, which included a visit to Notre Dame’s spring game and several visits from colleges at his high school during the May evaluation period..
“Everything is going great,” the 2014 wide receiver from Speedway High School in Indianapolis said.
“Illinois came by, Northwestern came by. Ohio State was supposed to come by, but my coach wasn’t there when they were coming by. Illinois, Minnesota, Purdue.
“A lot of schools were coming by.”
Notre Dame didn’t make it to Speedway during the month of May, but Irish assistant Mike Elston has stayed in touch.
“He sent me some mail with his card in it and trying to get me up there to their camp,” said Brent. “I’ll be up there June 22nd.”
The Irish’s camp will represent the summer portion of recruiting for Brent, which actually started earlier this month at the Nike Football Training Camp in Champaign, Ill. Brent also made a recent stop at Louisville and is planning to get to Ohio State next week among others.
“I know I’m going to the Notre Dame one and July 30th, I’m going to the Cincinnati under the lights one,” he said.
Brent is looking forward to the chance to perform on the field.
“I just want to go out there and show everybody that it’s not a fluke and I am pretty good,” laughed Brent. “I want to show that I can compete.
“It’s what you work for. It’s something I think about whenever I go through speed, agilities and running routes, just to showcase. Hopefully all of the hard work pays off.”
Brent believes he’s nearing his first offer.
“It’s looking pretty good, but I’ve still got a lot of work to do,” he said.
He doesn’t know what the first offer will feel like.
“It’s something that you really don’t how it’s going to feel until you actually get it, so I don’t know how it’s going to feel,” he said.
A busy summer schedule will also be packed with 7-on-7 events and basketball responsibilities for his high school squads, but the dual-sport athlete won’t be doing AAU basketball this summer.
“This is the first year I’ve done that,” he said. “I’ve been playing AAU since the second or third grade. This is my first year not playing, so hopefully it pays off.”