Cats after stud Texas OG

Since the arrival of Mike Stoops the Arizona Wildcats have recruited hard nosed players to man the offensive line for the Cats in the future. They have brought in some of the best offensive line talent from around the southwest and west coast and are still looking for more.

Offensive Line coach Eric Wolford knows what he likes in his linemen. He obviously looks for talent out of the big uglies but what he looks for first and foremost is an aggressive attitude. He loves his linemen to play "pissed off" and with a certain swagger and mean streak that few have. So far he has gotten what he likes through recruiting and now he is after one of the better linemen from the state of Texas.

Garland, Texas High School is home to Buddy Brumit. Brumit will play offensive tackle for his high school squad but he is projected by most colleges, including Arizona, as an offensive guard.

"I am going to play weak side tackle this year," said the 6-foot-3 ½ inch Brumit. "Most of the schools that are recruiting me say I would most likely be a guard at the next level and that is fine with me. I will play anywhere. Coach Wolford said that he likes me at guard."

So far, early in the process, Brumit has two offers in writing and is receiving interest from a whole host of schools.

"I have offers from Arizona and Iowa State so far," Brumit said. "I am also getting a lot of mail from Boston College, Iowa, OSU (Oklahoma State), Arkansas, Colorado State, (Texas) A&M, (Texas) Tech, LSU, Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Miami is sending me some stuff also."

Brumit is looking for more than just a good football program; he also excels in the classroom and is looking for solid programs in his areas of interest. He has a 3.68 GPA and will take the ACT on April 9th and the SAT on May 7th.

"I don't know exactly what I want to major in yet," said Brumit. "I like maybe Pre-Med or I could major in Business or Law or something. I have done some research on Boston College and they stick out to me right now because of their Business school. I am still trying to look at all of the schools to try and find the best academic programs."

While most prospects are out attending camps this summer Brumit will be in the classroom. He is ahead of schedule and wants to get an extra class or two out of the way so he can graduate early in December and enroll early at the school of his choice.

"I want to get to some camps but if I do they will most likely just be some local ones," admitted Brumit. "I want to get my last English out of the way this summer so I can graduate early and enroll early to get a jump on things."

Even though it is early Brumit says that he does kind of have a favorite list of schools that he is looking hard at.

"Like I said I really like Boston College right now," said Brumit. "They would kind of be my favorite I guess and I also like Arizona, Iowa State, Colorado State and A&M. A&M would be higher if they offer me."

When it comes to Arizona Brumit admits that he has gotten to talk to Coach Wolford quite a bit and that Wolford has made a very positive impression.

"I have talked to him a lot so far, he is a crazy guy," said Brumit with a chuckle. "I talk to him all the time, he is just a cool guy and I really like him a lot. We are going to set up my official visit for Arizona for sometime in September so I can get out and see a game and talk to the other coaches and especially the academic advisors to see the academic side of things."

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