April 21, 2009
2011 Florida safety has first offer
Port St. Lucie (Fla.) Treasure Coast linebacker Jeff Luc has become a household name in the class of 2010 after picking up offers from around the country. Treasure Coast cupboard isn't bear for the class of 2011 either. Luc's teammate Lamarcus Brutus already has his first verbal offer in before his junior season has even begun.
Recently Brutus found out that he had an offer from North Carolina, kicking off what should be an eventful recruitment.
"My coach told me about it because they can't officially offer me yet," Brutus said. "He told me on the third of April. When he first told me, I didn't know what to say. I was happy because I'm only a sophomore and I'm already getting looks from college."
The offer came following a sophomore season in which Brutus spent his first season as a varsity starter, playing both cornerback and safety.
"It was a pretty good season," he said. "I played safety and I played corner. I react to the ball quickly. I can come down quickly. I need to get more picks. I had a good amount but I'd like to get a few more picks. I think I've pretty much mastered everything at safety."
With the experience he gained as a sophomore, Brutus is extremely confident heading into his junior season. With another strong campaign, he can expect several more offers beginning on September 1. While he hopes for many more opportunities, Brutus grew up a Gator fan.
"I've always been a big fan of Florida," he said. "I've always been a Gators fan growing up but I wouldn't really mind going to any college. Whatever is the best opportunity for me and my family."
This summer, Brutus hopes to attend camps at FAU, USF and Florida State. He has already competed in the Badger Sports 7on7 event and the Miami Nike camp.
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