"Virginia Tech, NC State, UNC, East Carolina and Virginia are all recruiting me, but I haven't got any offers yet," Javon Brumsey said. "East Carolina said they are very interested in me and State is too. They are showing a lot of interest."
Brumsey, a 6-foot-5, 190-pound wideout with outstanding speed, starred for Northeastern as a junior. He helped lead the Eagles to an 8-3 record and the second round of the state playoffs.
"We played well last year," Brumsey said. "We could have went deeper into the playoffs, but East Carteret was real good.
"I had seven touchdowns and over 1,000 yards for the year. I think I had 56 catches, and I made all-conference and all-state."
Brumsey made his mark this spring at the first Shrine Bowl combine, held in Snow Hill, North Carolina. He checked in at 6-foot-5, 188-pounds and ripped off an impressive 4.43 40-yard dash. He also recorded a 4.43 shuttle and a 27.5-inch vertical jump, but perhaps the most astounding mark was the 17 reps of 185 pounds Brumsey did on the bench press.
His combination of speed and strength is what the colleges are saying they like about his game.
"I think I can make plays and so do the schools," Brumsey said. "I'm a big wide receiver, and I just like to play against the best."
He did that as a junior and during the camps. He also performed well at the Adidas Elite camp, where he used his big frame to out-muscle defenders for catches during one-on-one drills.
"I liked that camp," Brumsey said. "The competition there was great, and I had a chance to work against some good cornerbacks. My favorite part is one-on-one's because that's where you can show what you can do."
Brumsey states that he doesn't have a clear leader, but four schools standout at the moment.
"UNC, East Carolina, Virginia Tech, and NC State," he said. "They are all very interested in me, and I've just been catching up to them to see what they are about."
UNC - "That's been my favorite team since I was growing up because my dad's had me watching them. I like their basketball team too."
NC State - "I really like their campus when I visited, and I like their team. They've got a good tradition for football and a great team."
East Carolina - "I like the school, and I have friends that go there and they said it's a good school."
Virginia Tech - "They have a real good team."
Brumsey is in no hurry to make a decision and plans on camping at North Carolina, NC State, Virginia Tech, and ECU this summer. He will be attending this weekend's invite-only Shrine Bowl combine held in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.