2016 Intro: Keyvone Bruton

CHESAPEAKE, Va. -- Keyvone Bruton had a great sophomore season. Now, the 2016 Oscar Smith safety is attracting interest from multiple college coaching staffs.

Recently, Virginia Tech became the first school to offer Keyvone Bruton.

"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."

Along with you Virginia Tech, Auburn, Florida State, Maryland and Michigan State have also shown interest in Bruton. Of those schools, he has had the most contact with Maryland.

"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."

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