Monday, July 1, 2013

Curtis Brunson commits to "Ohio U"

By Branden Hunter: Ohio University got a commitment from Farmington (Mich.) 2014 cornerback Curtis Brunson today. Brunson took a visit to Ohio last week, and said that's what closed the deal for him.

"Head coach Solich, and Coach Ward (defensive backs coach) said that they really wanted me," Brunson said. "The other coaches didn't really say that, so that meant a lot."

"The campus and everything there is nice, and it's close. It's not to far from home, but it's still far enough that I won't go back everyday."

The Bobcats are getting a steal in their 2014 recruiting class with Brunson. He burst unto the scene back in March, at the Adidas Invitational at Grand Valley State University. Brunson won MVP of the defensive backs, and earned his first offer from Toledo shortly after.

Brunson is on the smaller side of things at 5-10, 160-pounds, but has lockdown ability. He's fast laterally, and has the quickness to stick to wide receivers.

"The coaches don't think that I have bad size, or height at all", he said. "They feel like I can put weight on, and they weren't like the other coaches saying I was too small. They (Ohio) took a chance on me."

Now that Brunson has ending his recruiting process, he says he is ready for his senior. The Falcons went 7-5 last season, and can build on that record in 2013 with the additions of WR Desmond Fitzpatrick, and DB Jakkar Jackson. Fitzpatrick and Jackson are transfers from Farmington Hills (Mich.) Harrison, and should be sought after recruits in 2016. Indiana has already offered Fitzpatrick.

"I'm just ready to get back to work, and to my team really," he said. "Get back to conditioning, now that everything is over, and I'm done camping."

"I feel Jakkar can help us out on the defense," Brunson added. He's really young but good." "Desmond can really help us out in the offense. He's really talented at receiver, and we're low on players."

Ohio wasn't the only school recruiting Brunson. Toledo, Findlay, Illinois State, and Akron also extended offers to him.




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