February 12, 2010

Iowa interested in PA Back

When you rush for rush for over 5,000 yards and score nearly 70 touchdowns in two years, major college coaches are going to start to take notice of your talent. That is the case with Pennsylvania native Ryan Brumfield, who is hearing from several of the top programs in the country, including the University of Iowa.

"So far they (Iowa) have been sending me a lot of letters saying they are interesting and they talk about the success that their running backs have had in the NFL," Brumfield said. "The Iowa coaches said that they want to see more film on me, but they like my running style and feel it is a good fit for their offense."

The interest in the Hawkeyes is a mutual one as Brumfield has watched several Iowa games in the past couple of seasons and noticed the success their running backs have had on the field.

"I am very interested in Iowa. I've watched them on TV and l like the style of play and the way they run the ball with guys like Shonn Greene," he said.

Brumfield has been outstanding on the football field as a runner and a pass receiver the past two seasons at Owen J. Roberts High School in Pottstown, PA, amassing 2,254 yards rushing and 28 touchdowns as a sophomore. He followed that up this past year as a junior with 2,779 yards and an amazing 40 touchdowns, helping lead his team to the second round of the state playoffs.

The 5-foot-10 and 180 pound back describes his running style as a combination of power and speed and that has college coaches from around the country taking notice. While he does not hold any offers at this time, along with Iowa, he is getting interest from Alabama, LSU, Syracuse, Maryland, Pittsburgh, and Villanova.

"I am going to a bunch of Junior Days in the next few weeks. This weekend I am going to Maryland. Next Sunday I am going to Pitt and then the following weekend I am going to Syracuse for a visit."

He says he would like to make a trip to visit the Iowa campus sometime during the spring or summer and distance will not be a factor in his decision.

"I'm open to going anywhere. I just want to go somewhere to play and help the team," he said.

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