Bruton Coming Off Strong Camp Performances

One of the most impressive performers at Ohio State camp was safety David Bruton of Miamisburg (Oh.). Bruton is one of Ohio's more underrated prospects, and he has been showing quite well so far this summer.

Sunday's advanced camp at Ohio State was marked by the appearance of several top-rated defensive back prospects, including Cleveland Glenville's Jamario O'Neal and Hamilton's Adam Myers-White.

But Miamisburg's David Bruton did not take a back seat to anybody.

Bruton (6-3, 179, 4.41) talked about his showing at the camp.

"It was a long camp," Bruton said. "I didn't expect it to go that long. Usually they end at 3, but they carried on for three hours after that. It was a lot of fun. I enjoyed running drills with (secondary coach Mel) Tucker."

Bruton arrived with the rest of the prospects Sunday morning. The day began with testing. Bruton was timed at 4.46 seconds in the 40 on a slow track. (His 4.41 time was a laser time from the Michigan camp earlier in the week.)

At midday, the players went to Ohio Stadium for lunch and a tour.

"It was the second time I had been there," Bruton said. "It is a big old stadium. You could fit two of any other stadium in there."

The afternoon saw the players break down into position groups for drills.

"I think I learned a lot about flexibility and using my hips," he said. "As a safety, I think I do a good job of reading the field and reading the quarterback. I think I do a good job of coming up on the run and hitting."

Bruton has offers from Connecticut, Cincinnati, Duke, Wisconsin and Miami (Ohio). He is awaiting word from Ohio State and Michigan on offers. He expects both to follow through.

"I liked the defensive backs coach at Michigan, too, Coach English," Bruton said. "I picked up some things there and I won the Smokehouse competition. Both schools said I should know something early this week. The Ohio State coaches were talking to my coaches."

Bruton was ranked as Ohio's 25th-best prospect in the spring edition of Ohio High. As a junior, he tallied 57 tackles, three blocked kicks and seven pass breakups. He holds a 3.345 GPA and took the ACT June 12.

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