Washington football offered the three-star linebacker and legacy today, so let’s break him down!
Don’t let the three-star rating fool you, Washington football legacy and three-star linebacker Carson Bruener is a stud on the field. Today, he (rightfully so) earned his offer from the Husky football program, and now the question begs… will he follow in his father Mark Bruener’s footsteps and play in the purple and gold?
He’s an exceptional middle linebacker who shows off incredible speed on film on both sides of the football, as a linebacker, running back and tight end. The first play on his junior film is jaw-dropping, on a broken screen play he runs clear across the field after blitzing through the A gap, to make a tackle on a wide receiver trying to break outside the numbers. His film is full of him making strong, sure tackles and flashing tremendous speed. He’s an excellent blitzer who recognizes gaps and knows how to hit them.
Then you can look at him on offense, and all that comes to mind is a better route running version of Myles Jack. He can run you over, run past you, and make great contested catches. The speed that he shows off would be best utilized on the defensive side of the ball because of his strength and excellent tackling form.
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Bruener is the type of player that could make an impact on special teams right away, similar to Edefuan Ulofoshio. He has the talent to compete for a spot on the two-deep depth chart, which will definitely be tough with guys like Daniel Heimuli and Josh Calvert in front of him, but he has the talent and physical tools to compete, and the best players will play.
He would be a welcome addition to the 2020 class, who haven’t had any true commits on the defensive side of the ball yet (personally, I think Sawyer Racanelli projects best at defensive back, but he’s officially listed as an ATH). Bruener would get the ball rolling on the defensive side, where the Huskies are targeting a lot of elite in and out of state talent.