Justin Brent, four-star wide receiver in the class of 2014 from Indianapolis Speedway High School in Indiana, has announced his intent to transfer from the University of Notre Dame. As of Friday, he’s been given permission to contact multiple schools, and it’s being reported that he’ll likely consider Indiana, UCLA, Miami, Arizona State, Purdue and Ohio State the closest.
During his time at Notre Dame, Brent will most likely be remembered for a few instances in which his name ended up in media outlets that don’t typically want to talk about Fighting Irish student athletes. After all, it’s not often do you see a college player on TMZ and the like. It should be noted that Brent did nothing egregious (but controversially to some), and many speculated that these instances landed him in Brian Kelly’s doghouse. The big-time High School prospect only played in nine games as a freshman and never saw the field again.
Brent was moved from WR to RB early in his career, a position that was eventually filled up by talented young guys like Josh Adams and Dexter Williams. There will likely be plenty of speculation as to why Brent truly transferred, but this is probably the biggest reason.
Brent was the number 14 wide receiver in the class of 2014, and the overall number 1 recruit in the state of Indiana. As an early enrollee, Brent will graduate and be able to play immediately wherever he ends up with two years of eligibility remaining.