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Bruggman back from USC junior day

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Tyler Bruggman visited USC for its junior day on Sunday and left with a great impression of the program and the coaching staff.
Next up for the Phoenix (Ariz.) Brophy College Prep quarterback is to possibly earn an offer over the next couple months.
The 6-foot-1, 190-pound four-star prospect said he had a great visit to USC, liked talking with the coaches and now has a good understanding of why the Trojans have been so good for so long.
"The impressions were great," Bruggman said. "They have a lot of tradition there and it's a great academic school and it was nice to hear the coaches talk and understand their philosophy. You can tell why they're so successful after meeting with the coaches and hearing what they have to say."
Bruggman, rated No. 232 in the early 2013 rankings by Rivals.com, said he had some good conversations with position coach Clay Helton and that there is strong consideration to return this summer for camp. Helton is supposed to stop by Brophy College Prep this spring.
"I talked to him a little bit and he seems like a really nice guy," Bruggman said.
"Obviously, looking at Matt Barkley's success he knows what he's doing. We talked a little bit and he plans to come out to Brophy this spring and I look forward to building a relationship during that time.
"He just said he'll come by this spring and he wants me to go to camp this summer. As far as I know, that's how they go about the steps taken before offering a quarterback. I would be open to going to camp."
Michigan State is the newest offer for Bruggman, who threw for 2,497 yards with 37 touchdowns and two interceptions in his junior season. A trip to East Lansing in the near future is not out of the question.
Bruggman, who has been talking to Vanderbilt more often, lists offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Arkansas, Colorado State, Michigan State and Purdue.
"I'd been talking to coach (Brad) Salem for a while now but the offer was a little bit of a surprise," Bruggman said.
"I thought they'd wait until spring before offering. I was really excited. I got a chance to talk to coach (Mark) Dantonio and he was the one who actually offered me. It was exciting and I'd like to try to get out to East Lansing soon to visit the campus and see how they do things up there."
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