Bronson very much a hot commodity

He was supposed to attend Washington's Junior Day on March 3rd, but because of an earlier commitment he couldn't get out of, Kentwood (Wa.) RB Demitrius Bronson had to skip the big event on Montlake. He and his family are set to meet with the Husky coaching staff next week and he's continuing to see lots of interest from schools across the country.

"I forgot about an engagement that I had to be at so I didn't get to make it," Bronson said. "It would have been cool to be there because that was a great game and my family would have gotten to meet the coaches.

"Since we didn't get to go up there for the Junior Day, me and my family are going to head up to meet with the coaches so my parents can start to get to know them too.

"I've talked to them a few times and I feel comfortable with coach (Tyrone) Willingham and coach (Mike) Denbrock is a real good guy and I like them both. I want my family to get to know them like I know them."

Bronson is widely considered one of top runners in the state heading into the 2007 season and Washington has been his first and only offer to date. That may change soon as more and more schools from back east are starting to get into the mix.

"West Virginia has been sending me lot of stuff recently and Missouri and Oklahoma too," Bronson said. "Washington is still my only offer, but it's still really early so I can wait and see what happens."

Bronson is running track this spring and is nursing a turf-toe injury that he picked up in the state playoffs back in November.

"It hurts but it's not so bad," Bronson said. "I know that you always have to play through pain to play football and I've only missed one game in my career and that was because my arm was in a cast."

Even with the injury, Bronson still managed to run an 11.4 100 and a 23.2 200 in a meet on Thursday against Thomas Jefferson High School.

"I did okay, but as my injury gets better I'll get my time down to where it should be," Bronson said. "I usually run about a 10.6 or 10.7 so that is where I expect to be by the end of the spring."

As far as plans for camps and combines, Bronson said he still hasn't made any decisions, but mentioned that Washington, Oregon and Penn State will probably see him at their camps this summer and he also wants to hit the Nike combine in Eugene, Oregon as well.

We'll have more from Bronson as the evaluation period gets under way.

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