Luke Brumbaugh felt that his junior year at Pittsburgh (PA) Seton-LaSalle was a transition year for him, in a good way. The 6-1, 170-pound Brumbaugh led his team to an 11-1 record, advancing all the way to the WPIAL Semi-finals before losing to Jeannette and four-star safety prospect Demetrious Cox.
It was leading his team that far, and playing consistently at a high level that was the transition part of it for him.
"Definitely, it was a big year, but we just couldn't pull it out," Brumbaugh said. "Injuries made it kind of tough. It was a great year. I learned a lot, personally. It was more of a learning experience, getting the feel of the speed of a game from JV to varsity. It was a great learning experience, and I'm hoping to do a lot better."
Brumbaugh passed for 1,600 yards, 16 touchdown passes, and he also ran for another six scores. He earned first-team all-conference honors, and was also a Small School All-State selection. As a result, he's started to get some mail from some schools as well as some early Junior Day invites.
"I've looked at Toledo, I went to their camp last summer with (Seton-LaSalle running back) Kevin (Hart)," Brumbaugh said. "I went to the Duquesne-Villanova camp. A lot of schools have been in recently. I know I'm going up to Bowling Green for their junior day. I think I'm going to Toledo's junior day. I talked to Virginia about their junior day. I went to a Pitt game. Rutgers invited me (for a game), but I didn't get a chance to get out there. My brother (Christian Brumbaugh) is at William & Mary, so I'll go there. Boston College, too."
As he said, he was at a Pitt game last year. He's excited to hear from the new coaching staff, and admits there would be something exciting about getting some interest from the hometown school.
"It's really tough to gauge at what they're doing with the coaching change, but as a local kid, that's a goal for you—to get a scholarship at the big college that's right around the corner from where you live," Brumbaugh said. "That's always a big goal of yours. I think it's a big thing, mainly because they're so close."
Brumbaugh expects to hit the combine scene in the near future, and his team will be active in some 7-on-7 passing camps. He is in the process of meeting with his head coach, Greg Perry, to figure out which ones he will go to.