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Bruce shines in scrimmage

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If Dalis Bruce can perform this season like he did in Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco's preseason scrimmage against Long Beach (Calif.) Poly then recruiting should pick up even more for the three-star prospect.
Bruce, a 5-foot-10, 170-pound cornerback who transferred to St. John Bosco from Danville (Calif.) Monte Vista for his senior season, returned a punt 85 yards for a touchdown, caught a touchdown pass and had an interception on defense. He was stellar all over the field.
"I did pretty well," Bruce said. "I was a little nervous but after the first play I returned a punt 85 yards so all the nerves went away.
"It was different playing with new guys but we've been working hard over the summer so it easy to transition. I was used to the competition and I knew I could play so it's been good so far."
The highlight of the day was Bruce's punt return for a score. After running up to catch a high kick, the three-star made one move and simply outran all of the Poly players to the end zone.
"I dipped inside, made one guy miss and then got outside and ran past everybody and scored," Bruce said.
Oregon State, Utah State and San Diego have offered Bruce, who's rated No. 54 at cornerback in the 2012 class and No. 68 in the California state rankings by Rivals.com.
There isn't much new in his recruitment but Bruce said he hopes that changes once the regular season starts for St. John Bosco this weekend against San Marcos Mission Hills. Much bigger and higher-profile games await Bruce's team later in the season.
"I'm just sitting back and waiting for this first game coming up because that's pretty big for me," Bruce said.
Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Cal and Oregon are four other teams showing interest in Bruce, who looked good at the Stanford NIKE Camp and many 7-on-7 events this summer.
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