“We’ve been putting in a lot of hard work and I haven’t really been focused on recruiting,” said Keyvone Bruton. “It’s just all about the team right now.”
This summer, he camped at Virginia Tech.
”It was nice and there was a lot of talent,” said the 6-foot, 197-pound Bruton, who was offered by the Hokies last spring. “I’ve been up there a lot, so I really just enjoyed being around everyone.
”I talked to (defensive backs) coach (Torrian) Gray the most. He told me that he likes the way I play and that I have a lot of talent. He also told me he wanted me to have a good season this year.”
Oscar Smith opens their season with a showdown between Miami (Fla.) Booker T. Washington on Aug. 23.
”It’s probably the biggest game of my life,” Bruton said. “I’m very excited. They were the national champions last year, so if we could beat them, it would mean the world. We’re looking forward to the opportunity.”
Oscar Smith is focused on the first game, but the ultimate goal is to win a state championship.
”We want to go 15-0,” Bruton said. “It’s going to have to be a team effort. We have to work hard every day in practice and carry that over to all the games.”