Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Update on . . . David Bruce
The Linden High School (NJ) Tigers' David Bruce is definitely a player to keep your eye on, and college coaches apparently agree. I spoke with the 6'9 junior forward on Monday, and we discussed the status of his recruitment. Bruce currently has offers from Rutgers, St. Joseph's, St. John's, Villanova, Pittsburgh, LaSalle, and Seton Hall. In addition, UConn, Houston, Rider, and Syracuse are all interested in Bruce, with UConn giving David the most attention of the four. The Cougars' pursuit of Linden's star junior should be interesting, as Desmond Wade, a 5'9 senior guard for the Tigers, will be taking his game to Houston next year. Bruce told me that right now "probably St. Joe's and Pittsburgh" are in the lead to land him. His interest in St. Joe's is due to the team's "very good coach [Phil Martelli]," and the fact that David has a "goal to [get to the] League," and he thinks Martelli could be helpful with that. Bruce is intrigued by the Panthers because they are a "very good program." The big man still isn't quite positive as to when he will be taking his official visits. I'll let you know how things are going with David Bruce as his road towards a college choice continues.