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Brewster talks five finalists

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One of the top offensive line prospects in the country, Orlando (Fla.) Edgewater's Michael Brewster, has narrowed his list of college choices to five for now. There are three Southeastern Conference programs and one each from the Pac-10 and Big Ten in his final five.
Florida, Ohio State, Southern California, Alabama and LSU are the five finalists for the 6-foot-6, 305-pound tackle as things stand today.
"Those are my five," Brewster said. "Those are the five I am going to visit unless something happens to change my mind between now and the end of spring."
Brewster, who will graduate in December and enroll at the college of his choice in January, 2008, talked about his finalists.
Charlie Strong, the Gators co-defensive coordinator and one of Rivals.com's Top 25 recruiters in the country for the Class of 2007, is one of two recruiters of record for Brewster, along with John Hevesy.
"It's my home state school," Brewster said. "They won the National Championship last year and they are building something real special there."
Brewster currently is scheduled to make an official visit to Gainesville on the weekend of Sept. 14. The Gators play host to Tennessee that weekend.
Jim Bollman and Darrell Hazell have built a strong relationship with Brewster for the Buckeyes.
"I've built an ongoing three-year relationship with (Bollman)," Brewster said. "I feel pretty comfortable with them."
Brewster's official visit to Columbus will be on the weekend of Nov. 2. The Buckeyes play host to Wisconsin that Saturday.
Southern California's offensive line coach, Pat Ruel, is recruiting Brewster for the Trojans.
"(USC) is always a top three school," Brewster said. "I've never been to California, but I am sure it's nice. It's a school that you have to visit out of respect."
The date for the trip out of Los Angeles hasn't been finalized. It will be either the weekend of Oct. 6 or Oct. 13. The Trojans play host to Stanford and Arizona on those two weekends, respectively.
Alabama has caught the attention of Brewster as well. Ron Middleton and Joe Pendry are recruiting him for the Crimson Tide.
"I know that they have a lot of tradition," Brewster said. "They also have a new head coach in Nick Saban and I think that he will turn it around."
Brewster will head to Tuscaloosa on the weekend of Sept. 21 for an official visit. The Tide plays host to Georgia on that Saturday.
While all of Brewster's contact with LSU has been with head coach Les Miles, he is eager to meet new offensive line coach Greg Studrawa.
"It's the same thing with LSU," Brewster said. "I've never been to Baton Rouge, but I talked to (Texas offensive line prospect) J.B. Shugarts and he spoke highly of them. They have a top-notch program and have been one of the best in the country for the past few years."
Brewster's official visit to Baton Rouge will be the weekend of Sept. 7. The Tigers play host to Virginia Tech that Saturday.
Brewster is a Rivals.com Junior All-American and is on both the Rivals100 and 250 to watch lists.
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