K.J. Brent
K.J.  Brent

RS Junior

Waxhaw, N.C.

High School:
Marvin Ridge

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 192


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K.J. Brent earns rotation spot

By David Cloninger (The State)


Brent rewarded for patience

By Willie T. Smith III (Greenville News)

Junior wide receiver who has seen action at both wide receiver and on special teams in the last two seasons... listed with the third unit on the depth chart entering the fall... looking for more consistent action in 2014.

2013: Saw action in 11 games, making a pair of catches for 13 yards... had a nine-yard reception against North Carolina and a four-yard catch against Coastal Carolina... a member of the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll... given the Everyday Attitude Award for the offense at the 2013 spring game.

2012: Redshirt freshman wide receiver... also used on special teams... played in all 13 games... caught three passes for 28 yards... had two catches against East Carolina netting 14 yards and one 14-yard reception against Florida... a member of the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll... named a Harold White GPA Award winner during the 2012 Garnet & Black Spring Game.

2011: Redshirted as a true freshman.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Marvin Ridge High School in Waxhaw, N.C. in 2011... played for Scott Chadwick... earned a spot on the AP all-state team... selected to participate in the NUC All-World Bowl in Charleston, S.C., following his senior season... caught 47 passes for 737 yards and eight touchdowns as a junior... missed most of his sophomore season with a broken tibia... three-star prospect, considered the 16th-best player in the state of North Carolina and the 54th-best wide receiver in the country, according to Rivals.com... regarded as a three-star prospect and the nation's 118th-best wide receiver by Scout.com... also a three-star recruit and the nation's 60th-best wide receiver according to 247Sports.com... named to PrepStar's All-Atlantic Region class... chose South Carolina over North Carolina... also had offers from Arkansas, Duke, East Carolina, Illinois, Kentucky, NC State, West Virginia and Wisconsin... was the first commitment of South Carolina's 2011 class.

PERSONAL: Keith Brent Jr. was born August 6, 1993... is a hotel, restuarant, tourism management major.