Canada isn't what you would consider fertile ground for football recruiting, but every so often America's neighbor to the north produces some quality prospects. Defensive end Brent Urban should be one of the top prospects in Canada's Class of 2009, and the 6-foot-6, 249 pound lineman has the potential to make headlines in the next year.
Urban claims he is up to 6-foot-7, 260 pounds, and he reports a 40-yard dash time of 4.95 seconds. If reality is anything close to that it is little wonder several schools may be interested.
"I attended were the Ohio Nike Combine, the State College Nike Camp, the Ohio State's camp and Notre Dame's camp. I feel I performed well at all those places. I don't really have any early favorites yet."
Last season as a sophomore at Mississauga (Ont.) Lorne Park Secondary, Urban was a force, recording eight sacks, 13 tackles for loss and batting down six passes. He has shown good field awareness and has wreaked havoc on opposing offensive lines as a polished player. What is he looking for in a school?
"What I'm looking for in a school is one with good coaching, academics, and the team atmosphere. I expect to play strongside defensive end in college, but I'm open to playing anywhere on the field.
"I think my strengths on the field are speed, strength, and good play anticipation. I think I need to work on upper-body strength and my lateral movement."