February 13, 2013
Reagan Still Interested in WKU
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Bruno Reagan is a late-bloomer to the game of football, but he's been turning heads from the time he stepped onto the lush green grass to play along the offensive and defensive line for Clarksville (Tn.) High School.
The transition to the gridiron was made easier considering his background in judo and wrestling.
"I started playing football when I was a sophomore and wrestling and judo have really helped a lot, well, I know for a fact they have helped a lot because I was extremely new to the sport (football) and everyone was really impressed with my talents and leverage," Reagan said.
He compiled 66 tackles, 23 tackles for loss, 12 sacks, and 52 pancake blocks during his junior season for the Wildcats.
The 6-foot-4, 285-pounder is drawing interest from the likes of Tennessee, Duke, Vanderbilt, South Florida, and Missouri.
Reagan holds an offer from Western Kentucky under former head coach Willie Taggart and his coaching staff, but has yet to hear from the staff under new head coach Bobby Petrino.
"I haven't heard anything from Petrino or the guy that runs their recruiting down there, but, I'm really hoping too because I'm really interested," explained Reagan. "It's a great staff and it was a great pick for them (WKU) and of course, I wanna hear back from them."
Reagan currently has his sights set on winning an individual state title in wrestling, he will be competing in the TSSAA State Wrestling Championships this week.
After wrestling is over, he plans on shifting his focus back to football and visiting some camps during the spring and summer.
"I know for a fact I'll be visiting WKU, Duke, Vandy, Tennessee, and I'll try to make it to South Florida if I can."
With all the attention his play is garnering on the football field, Reagan is still getting used to the recruiting process while maintaining his focus on wrestling.
"It really does take some getting used to because I'm always so focused for whatever I'm doing right now. Like, right now I'm focused on wrestling, but football is what I want to play in college, I found that out after my junior year was over, but with wrestling, I still really want to bring the first state championship home to my school. It's (the recruiting process) just new to me, it's a little overwhelming too and with football, it's a lot heavier, more demands definitely."