Searching for the right pieces to fit into their puzzle, Kent State is slowly but surely putting together a solid class of 2017 prospects.
On Wednesday evening another talented high school senior decided to give head coach Paul Haynes, and the Golden Flashes his verbal pledge.
"It was the perfect fit. The Coaches are fantastic people and they offer the very limited major that I am interested in. I want to be a professional pilot. They offer an amazing aeronautical program. The town is also great. Downtown Kent is beautiful. I have no negatives." Offensive tackle Eddie Brecht stated to Hustle Belt as a few of the reasons why he selected to continue the next step of his football career and education at Kent State.
While Kent State might have been the only FBS program to offer him a full ride scholarship, the 6'7, 290-pound standout from Lapeer East High School in Lapeer, Michigan had other chances to play on the college level. Holding a preferred walk-on opportunity from the University of Michigan, and offers from Division II schools such as Ferris State, and Northwood, Brecht is confident in his choice to be a Golden Flash.
"After I talked with my family and coaches I decided it was a no brainier. I was being recruited by Coach (Rob) Zeitman and he is a truly great person. They were super excited when I informed them. Great experience overall."
Get a feel for what Eddie Brecht will add to the Kent State roster with these highlights, courtesy of Hudl: