Prosser record setter big hit at Cougar camp

IT'S BEEN A whirlwind June for a rising athlete and arguably the top fundamental receiver in the Northwest. His fourth college camp experience in 10 days, at Washington State, was highly productive, earning him a Cougar scholarship offer -- his second from a Pac-10 school and third overall. Meanwhile, his camp experience at Wazzu, he said, was outstanding.

All schools remain even for record setting Evergreen State receiver Cody Bruns (5-11, 170) out of Prosser, about 45 minutes out of Yakima. He did, however, offer some rave reviews for Washington State, the Cougs' summer youth camp, Wazzu coaching staff and all things crimson.

"I got to work out, individual instruction, with coaches (Timm) Rosenbach and (Mike) Levenseller and that went real well, and then they offered later that same day," said Bruns. "Levenseller is great. As a technical coach, you can just tell. You look at all the receivers that they've produced. He picked up a lot of things, things that helped me out a lot. I was with him for 30 minutes and I came out with a bunch of stuff I learned."

Bruns, who runs the 40 in the 4.6 range, made the most of his one day in Pullman along with his dad, spending time with several other members of the Cougar staff and then before he left the Palouse, made it a point to walk the Wazzu campus.

"Coach (Bill) Doba, I talked to him for a little bit before he had to leave and he's a great guy, really down to earth. Coach (Greg) Peterson and coach (George) Yarno were there, too, and I said Hi to them. I had been there before a couple times but didn't really (look around) and now with the possibility of going there, I did and I really liked it. Pullman is a nice small town, kind of reminds me of Prosser but with the college and all. It was great, I liked it," said Bruns.

WSU IS BRUNS' SECOND Pac-10 offer, Oregon State offered him earlier this month after their half day camp. Boise State, where Bruns camped not quite two weeks ago, just offered Wednesday. He's also camped at Idaho, and with his teammates at Prosser's camp at Eastern Washington, and then was at Washington State on Tuesday.

"I'm in Seattle now and will go to UW (Thursday) and then that will be it....Boise State was good, too. Me, Kirby Moore and a receiver from Idaho had individual workouts with them as well, working out in their fieldhouse with about three quarterbacks. That went pretty well. I was really impressed with the tradition that they brought. The two new offers, WSU and Boise State, they're great. It's going to be pretty tough, they were pretty good experiences. And then there's Oregon State as well," said Bruns.

BRUNS LAST SEASON was No. 1 amongst the nation's wide receivers according to Max Preps with 109 catches. He set the state-record with 1,891 receiving yards, and hauled in 28 TD receptions. As a sophomore, Bruns was nearly as prolific. He caught 98 passes for 1,647 yards and 23 touchdowns -- despite missing two games due with an injury.

Having drawn comparisons this recruiting cycle to Beaver receiving great Mike Hass, Bruns does not boast world class speed but instead uses technical, fundamentally sound skills and smarts to put up big numbers. And while Hass walked-on at OSU, earning a scholarship headed in fall camp of his redshirt sophomore year, Bruns already has three scholie offers from majors in his back pocket.

Among the awards Bruns earned his junior season were Mid-Valley League co-offensive player of the year and first team selection, Seattle Times all-state first team, AP class 2A first team all-state, Tacoma News Tribune all-state and Tri-City Herald all-area.

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