Karr defensive tackle Aaron Kent saw his recruitment heat up senior season.
On Tuesday, he decided one university stood out among the rest.
Kent committed to Southeastern Louisiana five games into this prep season in a decision based on the commitment the Lions coaching staff showed to him. Kent said his pledge is “real solid” at this time and is eager to be a part of the Lions family.
“I feel like I know the Southeastern coaches. They’re all cool, and it’s a good school and a great team,” Kent said. “Those coaches keep it real. Having a good connection with team (made me decide to commit).”
Kent has piled up 26 tackles, including 15 solos in five games this season. He also registered a pair of sacks, one fumble recovery and four pass deflections.
Kent’s success in the trenches has helped Karr outscore opponents 95-7 in two District 9-4A games.
The 6-foot-4, 270-pound senior defensive tackle had scholarship offers from South Alabama, Nicholls State, Central Arkansas and Louisiana College. Mississippi State, Oklahoma, Tulane and Louisiana Tech were among other schools that showed an interest in Kent.
However, Southeastern’s interest in Kent was, well, second to none, as they say in at Karr. Committing to the Lions was an easy decision, Kent said.
“How they showed interest in me and the other things they’ve done for me made me feel like I should be a Lion and be a part of their family,” he said.