April 13, 2012

Bruce thriving in new scheme

When redshirt freshman Isaiah Bruce initially committed to West Virginia he thought that the 3-3-5 defense was the perfect fit for his abilities until this spring when the new defensive coaches brought a scheme to town.

"Going against a lot bigger people now so running into the linemen like that wasn't my strong suit. Now this defense is a lot more linebacker friendly, it lets you be more patient," he said. "I'm liking this (defense) a lot better."

And the results are showing on the field this spring, as the redshirt freshman spent his first year on campus improving his body and mind and is now solidly in the mix at inside linebacker and seeing first team reps at the SAM position.

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