Highlands DB with one offer

Highlands DB with one offer

Highlands High (Ky.) defensive back Drake Bruns helped his team to another state championship this season and a 14-1 record on the way. Soon after, Bruns picked up his initial scholarship offer.

Highlands High (Ky.) defensive back Drake Bruns helped his team to another state championship this season and a 14-1 record on the way. Soon after, Bruns picked up his initial scholarship offer.

Drake Bruns is one of the top defensive backs not only in northern Kentucky, but in all of Kentucky. The 6-foot, 185-pound junior has taken a few visits and has plans for a few others. But Bruns has picked up a scholarship offer and there are likely more on the way.

"I just recently went up to Indiana for Junior Day," said Bruns. "Cincinnati offered me a couple weeks ago. I'm going up to Illinois on Thursday. I went down to Kentucky's Junior Day a couple of weeks ago," he continued.

So how did the previous Junior Day visits go?

"(Kentucky) was fun," said Bruns. "I got a tour of the campus ad got to see the locker room and the weight room. We saw what the life of a UK football player was like," he said.

"I went up there to (Cincinnati's) Junior Day too. That was really good too," he said. "It's a different atmosphere. The campus is more compact, but it was nice," he said.

How did Bruns feel about the Bearcats extending him his first offer?

"It was awesome. I was so humbled to get that offer. They were the first ones to think I'm a division one player," he continued.

Bruns appears to be on his way to becoming a division one prospect according to several schools and it's easy to see why.

"I'm fast. I have great cover speed. I can make open field tackles. I have great hands, I can intercept the ball," he said.

What is Bruns working on to be a better player?

"I want to get a little bit faster. I want to get up to D-1 level speed and get a little bit bigger," he said. "I want to become a better athlete overall," he continued.

Bruns had a big year this season, with five interceptions, three of which were returned for touchdowns, helping Highland win 5A state championship.

"I think I did pretty well. I wish I had a couple more interceptions. I think I played pretty well. (This season) was great. I had a great time playing with my teammates. It was fun winning two (championships) in a row. Hopefully we'll go back and win another," he finished.

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