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Bruggman has more to consider

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Tyler Bruggman recently returned from a trip to Washington State and the Phoenix (Ariz.) Brophy Prep four-star quarterback has another school to seriously consider as his recruitment continues.
The 6-foot-1, 190-pound prospect who threw for 2,497 yards with 37 touchdowns and two interceptions last season said he had a great time in Pullman and really liked talking with first-year coach Mike Leach. Playing in his offensive system seems to be a big draw for the four-star quarterback.
"It was a good trip," Bruggman said. "I toured the campus and got to sit in on some quarterback meetings. I saw their practice as well as their spring game. I liked the academic people up there and it was a good trip.
"(Leach) is a really great guy. He's really personable and I can tell I'd have a great relationship with him. He's obviously a great offensive mind and just a really successful coach.
"I definitely like to throw the ball a lot so I really like his offense and the way he runs things but I don't necessarily need to be in an offense that throws the ball every play. That's just a bonus. We're looking for the best fit overall."
Bruggman said he needs some time to think. The Brophy Prep standout just took unofficial visits to Arkansas, Michigan State, Indiana, Purdue and Washington State and other schools - like Arizona State, UCLA and others - remain in the picture.
Since Bruggman just recently returned from those trips, he wants to sit back for a little while and methodically consider all his options.
"I kind of want to sit back and really sleep on it for a little bit," Bruggman said. "I want to weigh the pros and cons because when I was on these trips I really didn't want to compare anything.
"I wanted to take everything in and experience what life's like at each place. It's time to look at things now and really figure out what's important in deciding a school. Once it feels right and I know in my heart where I want to be I'll commit but right now I really don't know. I need to think about it for a little bit."
Rivals.com rates Bruggman as the No. 14 pro-style quarterback and No. 232 overall in the 2013 class.
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