"My coach called and told me about the offer," said the 6-foot, 197-pound Bruton. "It was surprising. (Tight ends) coach (Bryan) Stinespring is recruiting me. He's a really cool guy and we get along really well."
Bruton's most recent visit was to Blacksburg for the Hokies' junior day.
"It was a great experience," he said. "We watched them practice and they had a scrimmage. My favorite part was watching the defensive backs go one-on-one with the receivers."
"I went up there last month after the NFTC and I liked it," Bruton said. "They have a nice school, nice facilities and a nice field.
"While I was there, I talked to (defensive line) coach (Chad) Wilt, and he told me I had good size and that they were going to start recruiting me harder. They also want me to come to camp."
After his breakout season last fall, Bruton is looking forward to his junior season.
"We have to finish this year," he said. "Individually, I want to be all-state and help my team win a state championship. It's going to take hard work and dedication."