Highly touted QB commits to Washington State

Brophy Prep (Phoenix) standout quarterback Tyler Bruggman told several media outlets on Wednesday he has orally committed to Washington State.

“You’re not going to find a harder worker, you’re not going to find a smarter quarterback, and he is a fantastic leader,” Brophy Prep coach Scooter Molander said. “He can make all the throws – strong arm, got very good footwork, good understanding of the game, why, how to break down defenses. He’s a great one.”

<p> and agree, rating Bruggman as a 4-star prospect.

Bruggman, who will be a senior this season, chose WSU over Arizona State. And while nearly eight months remain until national signing day and things could change, Bruggman told the Arizona Republic that he felt he needed to commit sooner rather than later because scholarships were starting to fill up.

“He’s a man of his word. He always has been,” Molander said.

According to, Bruggman is just the second 4-star prospect to commit during coach Mike Leach’s tenure. The other is Gabriel Marks, a receiver from Southern California who will join the team for fall camp.

Bruggman threw for 2,497 yards and 37 touchdowns as a junior. rates him as the 26th-best quarterback prospect in the 2013 class. Rivals rates him 13th.

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