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.