Junior All-American offensive tackle Michael Brewster has been getting interest from many of the nation's top programs. The Orlando (Fla.) Edgewater standout has not narrowed his list of choices, but has a timetable for narrowing down his list of potential college destinations.
"I'm trying to get it down to eight or nine schools that I am real interested in and then after spring practice, I will get it down to five schools," Brewster said. "Once I narrow it to five, I will visit those schools officially and go from there."
Two programs have long been associated with the 6-foot-6, 270-pounder.
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"Ohio State and Florida are being really aggressive right now," Brewster said.
He has unofficial visits planned to both Gainesville and Columbus in the near future.
"I am going up to Florida on the seventh or eighth of next month for pro day," Brewster said. "I actually am leaving the next day to go to Ohio State for a couple of days. I will see their pro day and check out the facilities and things like that."
This coming weekend, Brewster will make an unofficial visit to Florida State, where his brother is a basketball manager for the Seminoles.
"Tomorrow I am going up to visit my brother at Florida State," Brewster said. "While I am there, I am going to sit down and talk with (new Seminoles offensive line coach ) Rick Trickett. I have never talked with him before, so that should be great."
Brewster has struck up a friendship with Texas offensive line prospect J.B. Shugarts and that has led to a new team being in the mix.
"JB talked to Oklahoma last night about and talked with Coach Bob Stoops about me," he said.
Five other programs also are in the mix.
"I'm just going to take a look at a few more schools like LSU and Georgia and hopefully USC," Brewster said. "Also, Notre Dame and Michigan."
Brewster has interest in the Trojans.
"My coach knows coach Pete Carroll," Brewster said. "They've got a pretty good relationship. We had a defensive tackle a couple of years ago that USC wanted badly. My coach put in a call, but I haven't really followed up. I just figured after my basketball season was over, I would send them a highlight tape."
Brewster is a Rivals.com 100 to watch for 2008 selection. He also is rated as the state of Florida's No. 8 junior by FlaVarsity.com.