Photo: Courtesy of Michael Bruner

Posted On: 11/19/20 9:10 AM

As a high school sports reporter and former coach, I usually have a pretty good eye for the caliber of school that will offer a particular prospect.

I’ve seen players who are Power 5 conference prospects destined for the NFL and I’ve seen players who are solid high school players who won’t play beyond Friday nights.

In the case of Wilson receiver Michael Bruner, I am stumped. At 6-foot-1, 195-pounds, he is not undersized and with a 3.3 GPA he has the academic resume to play at a university.

Bruner was Wilson’s leading receiver last season with 1,078 yards and 18 touchdowns. He was the top receiver on a playoff team that plays against some of the top teams in the state. In his most recent game, a playoff loss to West Ranch, he caught 9 passes for 256 yards and 4 touchdowns.

He has the talent to play at the FCS level but only has Division II and NAIA schools. Fortunately, some FCS and even FBS schools are in contact with him and may pull the trigger during his senior season.


How excited are you for your senior season? I’m sure

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