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July 3, 2008 7:18 PM

Bronson update

Posted by Bob Condotta

Running back Demitirus Bronson of Kentwood is one of three Huskies playing in the East-West 4A/3A All-State Summer Classic in Spokane tonight.

Jason Shoot, who is covering the game for the Times as a stringer, caught up with Bronson before the game and learned that Bronson won't be enrolling in the UW's summer bridge program on Sunday --- he apparently has a meeting coaches on Monday to go over some academic issues --- but Bronson said that won't impact his arrival at the UW in time for the season.

Shoot filed this report (which has been updated since it first appeared on here with some additional information Shoot obtained):

University of Washington football recruit Demitrius Bronson won't arrive at his new school the same day as the rest of Tyrone Willingham's freshman class, but he expects he wo't be far behind.

"Instead of going up Sunday, I'm going to go up Monday and meet with the coaches and stuff,'' Bronson said when asked about not enrolling in UW's summer bridge program intended to aid the transition to college for incoming freshmen. "I'm still coming up with the freshmen, though''

A 5-foot-11, 205-pound tailback, Bronson will take summer school classes online through Brigham Young University to finalize his collegiate eligibility. Bronson said he'll know exactly what his status is and how many classes he'll need to complete following his trip to UW.

Bronson started Thursday night for the West squad in the East-West 4A/3A All-Star Summer Classic at Central Valley High School and finished with 52 yards on eight carries. Following a senior season at Kentwood in which he rushed for 1,450 yards, Bronson was one of three Husky recruits to play in the all-star game, joining Kamiak defensive back Justin Glenn and Eastlake offensive tackle Drew Schaefer.

Two other UW recruits --- Evergreen lineman Senio Kelemete and Johri Fogerson --- were named to the original all-star game roster but didn't make the trip.

Bronson said before the game he was going to keep an eye on one of his new teammates, in particular.
"Oh man, especially Drew on the O-line,'' Bronson said. "It's a good opportunity to see how he works''

Bronson acknowledged the collection of players assembled on the field Thursday night was the best he's ever competed with or against.

"I don't think I have anything to prove,'' he said. "I'm just gonna come out here and do what I've been doing all along''

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Posted by alfalfa

8:04 PM, Jul 03, 2008

Uh oh, doesn't sound good.

Posted by shane/olympia

10:56 PM, Jul 03, 2008

he will be fine!

this class is the real deal!

Posted by jh

9:08 AM, Jul 04, 2008


...I can't believe the university won't let this great running back in...I mean if the UW alumni on this blog got in...they'll obviously let anyone in...

Posted by kdawg

12:55 PM, Jul 04, 2008

Bob, any word on Garcia's foot, or will it be coming next week? Just curious. Thanks!

Posted by Bob Condotta

2:08 PM, Jul 04, 2008

Kdawg --- I haven't heard anything new, but something could be coming soon. One caution, however, is that this is a tricky injury that won't just cure overnight. As OL coach Mike Denbrock told me, one false move can set everything back to step one. Even if he keeps getting good reports, the big tests won't really come until he tries to play football again.

Posted by kdawg

8:07 AM, Jul 05, 2008

Bob, I totally understand the situation with his foot. Especially all of the leverage that will be placed on it as an O-lineman. I do believe that as long as he continues to heal and is an active part of the program, he will continue to have more impact the younger players than if he is just "out for the season."

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