Speedy Athlete Has WVU Offer

A lightning quick athlete from Pennsylvania has a West Virginia offer in hand, and is considering the Mountaineers as he continues summer camp visits.

Blackhawk (Pa.) High School's, Jeremy Bruce visted West Virginia's campus twice in the last two months, and came away from his second visit with a Mountaineer scholarship offer. The speedy Bruce (4.35 40) could play slot receiver, defensive back or running back, where he has starred for the Cougars in high school.

"The trip was good," Bruce told BlueGoldNews.com recently after returning from West Virginia's camp in late June. "I also came down for the one-day camp in May.

"I like the school and the campus a lot. My brother went to WVU for a year, so I know a litte bit of what it's like. It's a good atmosphere, especially for football."

Although standing just 5-10, the 185-pound Bruce is a solidly built player who has great quickness and cutting ability in addition to his straightline speed. During WVU's camps, he caught passes as a wide receiver (including one beautiful grab of a 60-yard toss from prospect Jarrett Brown), and also showed excellent reaction and coverage skills as a defensive back. Add in his 1700-plus yards as a running back as a junior, top them off with his ability to run back kicks, and Bruce's multiple skills are readily apparent.

"I think my speed and quickness are obviously my best attribute, but I also have great vision and very good hands," Bruce said of the traits that allow him to excel on the field. "I'm also a thinker out there. I know the game, and I believe that I use my head very well."

Bruce has also been offered by Akron, and plans at least one more trip this summer, but has also backed off one visit.

"I am going to Syracuse later this summer, but I cancelled my visit to Penn State," the speedster noted. "I expect to get a few more offers before the season starts."

Bruce is interested in history, and may make that his major in college. He carries close to a 3.0 GPA.


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