Top 100 Prospects – C Michael Brewster

Michael Brewster had already earned All-America status as center for Ohio State. The 2010 season ended in great controversy for the Buckeyes, with players suspended and investigations surrounding the entire program.

Brewster was in a position to leave – a good position. He would have been one of the best offensive line prospects entering the 2011 NFL Draft. But the Kansas City native out of Orlando decided to stay for his final season.

“The biggest thing that hit home for me when all of this happened was having people telling me, ‘You’ve got to come back and be a leader’,” Brewster said. “It was like they were looking at me as somebody who can help make sure everything is going to be all right. So I guess that was kind of my calling, to do what I needed to do. And looking at the bigger picture, I thought about how much Ohio State football means to some people. It kind of reopened my eyes.”

The 2011 season proved to be a tough one for Ohio State as head coach Jim Tressel was fired and various players either left, or were forced to serve lengthy suspensions. But Michael Brewster learned some valuable lessons. Here’s his story.

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