First offer in for 2016 WR

It was only a matter of time before Sam Bruce had his first official offer and that day was today when Eastern Michigan pulled the trigger. It is surely the first of many offers for the 2016 wide receiver of University School (Fort Lauderdale, FL). Get the latest on Bruce right here.

Sam Bruce is one of the younger standout at a high school program loaded with Division-I talent. Today, the 5-foot-8, 165-pound athlete officially started his offer list with Eastern Michigan.

"One of my coaches called me up earlier today when I was at lunch. He said that he had talked to the receiver coach there and he said he gave me the offer," Bruce said.

"I've been putting in hard work and I can see that it's paying off now, all the way from the state championship until now. To have an offer as a freshman, a D1 offer, that's pretty exciting."

Bruce is the nephew of former NFL wide receiver, Isaac Bruce, and he capped off his freshman season with a state title win. It's no surprise several programs are already showing interest in the young receiver.

"I talked to Coach Gran at Cincinnati, he said he'd be out here during the spring and he'd try his best to get me my first offer but I guess Eastern Michigan beat him to the punch," Bruce laughed.

"(Coaches) tell me they like the way I play. A lot of coaches knew I was hurt in the state game and they saw me take a lot of big hits. They were mainly surprised that I had this athletic ability and I was only a freshman."

Bruce is keeping busy this spring with workouts and his 7-on-7 team, South Florida Express. A lot of South Florida's top talent plays for South Florida Express and Bruce knows playing with a lot of those guys will help his game improve too.

"It's great, playing with some of the best players down here, Sony Michel, Ermon Lane, Sean White, who is my quarterback down here (at University School), and many, many, many, other great players."

Stay tuned to FOX Sports NEXT for the latest on this rising star and his recruitment.

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