When Mike Leach was hired as the Cougars new head football coach, it wasn't a matter of if, but a matter of when Washington State would become a hotbed for high school quarterbacks. Looks like 'when' has officially arrived.
Tyler Bruggman, a 4-star recruit, has verbally committed to Washington State for 2013. Bruggman, a soon-to-be senior at Brophy College Prepatory in Phoenix, is a 6 foot 2 pocket passer, who threw for 2,497 yards and 37 TD's and only two interceptions as a junior. He reportedly had offers from the likes of UCLA, Arkansas, Michigan State, as well as his hometown school, Arizona State. Bruggman said he chose to come to Pullman because of his desire to play for Coach Leach.
"Really, Coach Leach was the main attraction up there. I know he's a great offensive mind and has always had success wherever he has gone, so, the fact that I can play for him and help turn Washington State's program around is exciting."
Bruggman is described by Scout.com as a quarterback who is good at just about everything. He has solid arm strength, and is a winner who doesn't make mistakes and has a great presence.