August 8, 2011

Brice names his top 2; decision soon

RUSTON, La. - A short time ago, Ruston High School's Kentrell Brice was committed to Missouri and headed to Columbia, Mo. to play for the Tigers. The talented defensive back took a trip to Missouri and he determined it was too far away from his close-knit immediate family and decided to decommit from the Tigers.

"[The reason for decommitting] was pretty much just the long distance, that's pretty much it," explained Brice. He later explained the closeness he has with his immediate family, "We have a small immediate family, and I am the only boy so I want to stay near so I can help my family out when they need me. Also, them being able to be at my games is important to me."

Louisiana Tech and Louisiana-Lafayette are the two schools recruiting Brice the hardest right now and he calls them both his favorites. Each of the schools wants him to play a different defensive back position. He does not favor either position either.

"ULL wants me at corner and Tech wants me at strong safety," Brice said. "[Playing strong safety or corner] doesn't matter to me. They're both kind of the same except with strong safety I can play more downhill," Brice added.

On the high school level Brice plays corners and says his strengths are his closing speed, jamming ability, and coverage skills.

Brice says he is on track to be fully qualified by mid-term of the 2011-2012 school year.

During his search for his college home Brice says he wants to have a good college experience and find a place that can hone his skills so he can make it to the next level.

Ruston High School product Joseph Brunson recently committed to ULL and Brice said could help ULL in his recruitment.

"It's always nice to play with old teammates so yes it kind of does affect my decision," Brice said.

Another Ruston High School defensive back prospect, Cyril Noland, holds an offer from Louisiana Tech and Brice said they have discussed playing together at the next level.

"Yeah, we've talked about going to the same school together. We've talked about going to whatever school offers both of us, and committing at the same time to the same school. We're very serious about playing for the same school. You always want to have fun when you go to college. So having friends there with you is always a plus," Brice said.

ULL has not offered Noland while Tech has. This is a story that will be interesting to see play out over the next several weeks.

Brice said he plans on making a decision this week or at the beginning of the season.

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