Brumbaugh Starts Offseason Plans

Brett Brumbaugh threw for over 3,900 yards and 41 touchdowns, leading his team to a 16-0 state championship run in 2013.

The offseason is still young, following his team's 16-0 state title run, but Brett Brumbaugh is already hitting a number of junior days.

Pittsburgh was his most recent junior day visit. Although the Panthers haven't offered, he is keeping a close eye on the Panthers.

"It was really nice getting to see facilities again, see the atmosphere and talking to the coaches," Brumbaugh said. "I'm still getting to know them a little bit. I find something new every time I go there, even though it's close to home."

Brumbaugh had been talking with former quarterbacks coach Brooks Bollinger before he decided to step away from coaching last week. He has also gotten to know offensive coordinator Joe Rudolph, who will most likely be in charge of Brumbaugh's recruiting from here on."

"They didn't really talk about an offer, much," Brumbaugh said. "I have a pretty good relationship with them. Coach Rudolph wants me to come to spring practice so I can talk football with him: him and Coach Chryst. I'm definitely going to spring practice there, and I'll go to camp."

He's also planning to get to West Virginia. Tony Gibson is his chief recruiter for the Mountaineers.

"Coach Gibson came to the school a couple weeks ago," Brumbaugh said. "I haven't talked to him to much, but he said we'll talk when I go to visit."

Brumbaugh also plays basketball for South Fayette. Once basketball season is over, he's eager to get busy with the offseason football conditioning program, looking to defend his team's state title."

"Coach Rossi had our team starting in late January," Brumbaugh said. "We've got two starting offensive linemen coming back, two who probably could have played varsity last year. We have a running back who got a lot of time last year, a tight end and two receivers. Defensively, we have some linebackers and defensive backs coming back. We have to fill a couple safety positions and some defensive linemen."

As a junior, Brumbaugh was the WPIAL's leading passer with 3,910 yards and 41 touchdowns.

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