Hectic But Fun Summer

"This summer has been very hectic yet fun." wrote corner back Cortney Bridget. "It's been weight lifting, summer camps, tournaments, and trying to balance summer school as well, as I'm taking a class to get my credit, as I take the step to graduating early."

To say Cortney Bridney, 6-3, 182, from Baltimore's Dunbar HS, has been busy so far this summer is an understatement. In a written response to eDuck's inquiry about his recruitment and what is happening this summer, here is what he had to say.

"I've camped at Rutgers, Delaware, West Virginia, and Temple so far," responded Bridget. "My high school has been in two tournaments and were a combined 21-0. We're headed to Alabama for the national 7 v 7 tournament later on this month. Also we just got back from the West Virginia tournament where we went undefeated (11-0), and beat the #22 ranked team in the country Gateway(Pa.) 3 separate times, we're on a roll. I lead my team in interceptions with 7 while at the WV tournament while playing free safety which I'm getting more and more accustomed to."

Bridget is taking the recruiting process in stride and wants to take all five of his official visits this fall. He also wants to take in a couple of games so that he can "get a feel for the atmosphere."

He indicates that while he wants to get the process over with, it may go on until signing day next February.

His top-5 schools are (in particular order), Oregon, Rutgers, Liberty, West Virgina and Penn State. He has offers from Oregon and Liberty while West Virginia and Rutgers are gathering up the necessary documentation (i.e. grades) and he feels very confident that something will be coming from both schools very soon. He hasn't had as much contact with Penn State, although they have been to his school. He's been to four of the five schools he's listed as favorites.

He visited Oregon last April for Junior Day and was very impressed with Oregon.

"I really bonded with the DB coach (Coach Neal), and I was blown away by the facilities, and the presentation was all well put together, I do plan to take another visit to Eugene in the coming months for one of my official visits," indicated Bridget.

Cortney Bridget is still in contact with the Oregon coaching staff, especially Coach Michael Gray, who coincidentally also attended Dunbar High School. One of the reasons why Bridget transferred to Dunbar is so that he can graduate early.

Bridget has a max bench of 240 pounds, a max squat of 400 pounds and holds a 2.9 core GPA in the classroom. Bridget scored a 1290 on his three-part SAT.

In his message he indicated he is working on getting bigger, faster and stronger while also enjoying his summer vacation.

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