Rugged Georgia lineman taking a look around

Brookwood High School is one of Georgia's most powerful sports programs. Expecting to make a run at the Class 5A championship, the Broncos boast a big line, anchored by 6-2 265 pound tackle Brian Truelove.

Brian Truelove
6-2 265 lb
Brookwood High School
Snellville, GA

Brian has been busy with camps and visits. During May, he attended the Nike Camp at Georgia Tech, and the MSL Camp at Clark Atlanta University. At the Nike Camp, Brian posted an impressive 42 bench press reps at 185 pounds - - a mark that led the nation until broken by two players at the Nike Camps at Stanford and Penn State. Brian has already attended camp at Clemson, along with a one day camp sponsored by Middle Tennessee State, and is headed for Ole' Miss this weekend. The following weekend, he will be attending a camp at Iowa, followed by either Washington or Alabama.

When he does visit Washington, he will take a side trip to visit the campus of the University of Oregon. Oregon joins Ball State as the two offers Brian has in hand at this early juncture, although programs including Ohio State, Washington, Iowa, Ole' Miss, and Middle Tennessee State are showing interest in extending offers as well.

One thing is clear, however. Brian's dream school is the University of Nebraska. Asked, "If signing day were tomorrow, and you could sign with any school, who would it be?, Brian quickly stated, "NEBRASKA - - I have always liked them. People expect more of you, and you can expect more of yourself. I like their style of football - - smash-mouth. I camped there last year, and I have Nebraska stuff all over my walls. Their weight room is great; all of their stuff is top-of-the-line." And, he added, "I hate Texas."

So, is this star lineman a slam-dunk recruit for the Huskers? Not quite. Unfortunately, although Brian sent film to Nebraska, and called Coach Callahan, he is still waiting for a call back. What if Coach Callahan were to finally return the call? "I would be real interested," was the excited response.

Brian would like to make his decision early, if he is comfortable. Based only on current offers, Brian's leader would have to be Oregon. Should they extend an offer, Ohio State would likely overtake Oregon. Expect his offer list to grow, as Brian has a big frame, and comes from a program that gets plenty of exposure. He has posted a 1060 on the SAT, and sports a 2.9 GPA. His goals for the 2004 season are to win region, and to win state.

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