It is hard enough work getting good evaluations and scouting of Stanford's prospects across the country for Cardinalmaniacs™. But when Stanford steps outside the nation's borders and brings in an international player, the mystery mounts. We are proud to help wipe away some of the fog that surrounds Ontario, Canada defensive end Brian Bulcke. We proudly present for you here two action-packed sets of highlights from the 6'4" pass rusher during his club football season last summer with the Essex Ravens, the same team that bred former Stanford standout safety Oshiomogho Atogwe. Club football pits all-star rosters against each other in Canada, similar to AAU basketball in the United States, and offers a markedly higher level of competition than high school football north of the border.
You can thank Scout.com recruiting analyst Chris Fetters, a time-tested friend and ally to The Bootleg, for going through Bulcke's film and uploading this video for you.
"He's relentless - plays through the whistle," says Fetters of the Cardinal's Canadian signee. "He's got a ticker. He's got the raw athleticism to be a Pac-10 defensive tackle in a few years with proper weight training and nutrition, and he's probably not done growing."
"Bulcke clearly plays with a high motor and has sideline-to-sideline speed, which is nice for a big guy," Fetters adds. "He has building blocks. He doesn't have a wide repertoire of moves, but that will come with better coaching."
Now go take a look for yourself at Bulcke's highlights and see why Stanford decided to go north of the border to bring this defensive end to The Farm.
Brian Bulcke Scout Profile
#95 DE Brian Bulcke 2005 highlights (part I) -
#95 DE Brian Bulcke 2005 highlights (part II) -
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