Pittsburg 2017 TE/DE Trevor Kent, who stands 6-foot-5 and weighs 257 pounds, committed to Northwestern University out of the Big 10 on Wednesday afternoon. Kent, who could play either offense or defense, had 11 total FBS offers, but Northwestern was the very first to offer him back in October. His 11 offers included Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Michigan, Minnesota, Mizzou, Nebraska, Northwestern, Oklahoma, Penn State and Vanderbilt.
Kent was thankful to all the schools who recruited him and in a tweet listed academics were a main factor in choosing a prestigious academic school like Northwestern.
"I want to say thank you to all of the schools that have offered me a chance to play at the next level. I also want to say thank you to my coaches, teammates and family for the support they have given me. I have looked over all my options and found a school that is a perfect fit for me. World class academics, an outstanding football program and great people." Kent said on Wednesday afternoon.
Kent was a first team all-non senior selection from Sports in Kansas this fall after helping lead Pittsburg into the 5A state playoffs. He is rated as high as a four star recruit in the state of Kansas, ranked the #1 overall recruit in Kansas for the class of 2017 and had he not committed the offer total could have easily gotten into the twenties or thirties.
Northwestern, led by head coach Pat Fitzgerald, went 10-3 (6-2 B1G) in 2015. The Wildcats play in the West division of Big 10 which features Iowa, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Minnesota, Illinois and Purdue.