Sam Bruce holding strong with Miami

Sam Bruce holding strong with Miami

Peter Ariz
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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -

St. Thomas Aquinas is normally always a favorite to win a state title, and this past season was no different. Fielding one of the most loaded squads in the history of the state, the Raiders were able to come home with the 7A title. Explosive playmaker Sam Bruce was one of the main reasons for their success.

“We had a little hiccup in Don Bosco, but we came back and finished the season strong. We told everybody we would win the state championship, and that’s what we did,” said Bruce.

The 2016 Miami commit is ready to show that he can carry the load for a championship-caliber team.

“I feel like next year will be a great opportunity to get a ring that I could say I got by myself. I’ve had help from Jordan Scarlett, Brandon Boyce and Rashard Causey the last three years so now it’s my time.”

Despite the recent turmoil in Coral Gables, Bruce has held strong on his pledge to the Canes.

“It’s home. The campus isn’t even an hour away from me. If I go anywhere else, it’s either a plane flight away or a crazy drive. I’m here.”

Bruce paid close attention to the freshman year of quarterback Brad Kaaya.

"He’s an exceptional player. I’m looking forward to watching him build up as a player and quarterback over the next couple years. I’m excited to play with him."

One of Bruce’s closest friends is Canes commitment Jordan Scarlett. There is a lot of talk though, that the elite running back will not wind up in Miami.

“Hopefully we both end up at Miami,” said Bruce.
 

Comments (40)

The use of the word hopefully should tell you enough
 
I think they stick... they not feeding into the social media frenzy... they have spoken to other school but what kid doesn't??? U suppose to weigh your options... people need to realize that
 
I don't think Scarlett sticks. Too early to tell on Bruce, but he really loves Miami.
 
I don't think Scarlett sticks. Too early to tell on Bruce, but he really loves Miami.

It simple if scarlett doesn't stick, bruce doesn't either. As it is relates in certain aspects it's just like Dalvin cook and davante Phillips....
 
They all seem to really like Miami but one way or another they don't seem to stick with Miami. Why is that? And don't come at me with its ALL the fans fault
 
Bruce is a great, great player and it's going to suck when he inevitably decommits.

I don't think Scarlett sticks. Too early to tell on Bruce, but he really loves Miami.

How badly has this coaching staff botched what could have been an amazing RB class? It's no secret how badly they messed up with Cronkrite's recruitment. Then you said they let Dexter Williams walk to try to solidify Scarlett and Walton, even though the rumors surrounding Scarlett possibly flipping to UF or FSU were already running rampant at that time.

They essentially booted Williams and Cronkrite from this class. And now they're going to lose Scarlett as well, leaving us with only Walton. Walton's a fantastic player, but it's still a ridiculous, self-inflicted series of inexplicable mistakes.
 
Although they seem to be close friends, are we over blowing things with regards to Bruce and scarlett being a package deal? Sure there are times where you have a Cook/Phillips situation, but cats were saying the same thing about Matt and Chad Thomas up until he committed to us.
 
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Although they seem to be close friends, are wet over blowing things with regards to Bruce and scarlett being a package deal? Sure you have a cook/Phillips situation, but cats were dating the same thing about Matt and Chad Thomas up until he committed to us.

Nope
 
It's astonishing the RB talent Al Golden has let leave his backyard.
 
He's got a UM shirt on. No way he goes anywhere else. Plus, he doesn't have any time at all to reconsider his options.
 
It's astonishing the RB talent Al Golden has let leave his backyard.

There's only 25 slots. You can't get every great South Florida player. And you can't force guys to stay home.

The only elite RBs Golden has got are Duke (who was committed before Golden got here) and Yearby, which was more of Coley's doing. Can't get them all, but Golden has missed more than anything.
 
Why keep elite players at home? Folden wants more coal shovelers
 

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