Tyler Bruggman, the 4-star quarterback from Brophy Prep in Phoenix, has more than a dozen known scholarship offers from the likes of Arkansas, Michigan State, Purdue, UCLA, BYU and Arizona. But his list is believed to have been narrowed to two -- Washington State and Arizona State. And he tells both CF.C and the Arizona Republic that his decision will be made very shortly.
So who will it be?
If you were the gambling type, which schools would you put your wager on?
We asked that question of three people who have had more than a passing interest in Bruggman's recruitment, and another who has objectively followed the recruiting wars for years.
"WSU. Just my gut feeling. I spoke to him yesterday. He's torn."
"ASU. I've heard that Tyler spent some time at ASU on Monday as well as Wednesday ... I know ASU has put the full-court press on him lately. (Staying home could be big for their family)... just my feelings."
"I pick ASU. Feel that he still likes ASU a tad more than WSU."
"I have no first-hand insights whatsoever, so am purely looking at this from an outside perspective. The hometown aspect to this would seem to weigh heavy, but it cuts both ways. Some kids want to go away for school, others want to stay close and play for the team they've always followed. The other big issue is the type of offenses the two schools run. Both figure to be high scoring, but Leach's is completely, absolutely, positively built around the quarterback and Todd Graham's has a serious run component at ASU. Based solely on the football aspect of this, I predict he'll go with WSU."