Pitt Is On The A-List Of Top LB Prospect

Miami Dade County is always a hotbed for talented high football prospects and the upcoming class of 2004 will be no different. A top linebacker prospect who leads that group of future college stars talks about his schools of interest - and the University of Pittsburgh is on that list.

Bruce Mompremier of Miami (Fla.) Edison is a 6-foot, 210-pound first team all-state standout who has drawn high praise from his head football coach.

"He's probably one of the top guys we've had at this school," Coach Corey Bell said. "Bruce is all over the field. He's basically a coach on the field. He's not afraid to play anyone and he'll sacrifice his body. I can't say enough nice things about him. He's a coach's dream."

Coach Bell went on to say that Monpremier's main strength is an aggressive nature on the field, which separates him from the rest of the pack.

This past season the junior defensive captain racked up an impressive 118 tackles, 12 sacks, and one interception.

Mompremier, who carries a solid 3.5 grade point average in the classroom, is being courted by schools from all over the country via mail. Some of the schools he's considering are Miami, Oklahoma, Florida State, and Pittsburgh.

"I like defensive schools," the three-year starter said. "Florida State was my favorite team growing up but I'm not favoring anyone now. Florida State has an aggressive style of defense and the only thing they were lacking this year was leadership. Miami is known for their toughness. I like the way they play defense."

Dave Peters

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