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Swag Class '16 Player Profile: Sam Bruce

Arguably the most explosive player in the class, Sam Bruce could bring back memories of Santana Moss, Roscoe Parrish, and "Thrill" Hill, among others for 'Canes fans when all is said and done.

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For the Miami Hurricanes program to return to its' rightful place at the top of the College Football food chain, they need lots and lots of playmakers on both sides of the ball.

Perhaps no player in this year's class epitomizes that phrase more than speedy, talented WR Sam Bruce from St. Thomas Aquinas.

Bruce is just 5'8, but carries it well at a sturdy 180.

His 40 is listed by ESPN in the 4.5 range,  but if you watch his film, he plays even faster.

And the consensus 4 star recruit also has elite start and stop ability, ungodly acceleration, plenty of moves to boot, and outstanding hands.

He's a ridiculous return man as well.

But words do not do his game justice.

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Summary: Bruce has said he models his game after Pittsburgh Steelers star Antonio Brown. This tells me that he not only wants to be a big play guy, but also a complete WR.  And while he is on the smaller side, he has the skill set to do it. His ability to make tough catches (even in traffic) is only overshadowed by the fact he is so elusive and strong with the ball in his hands.  Of all the players that Miami will sign today, Bruce could end up being the best.  At worst, he is an exciting return man/slot guy.  If he reaches his full potential and UM returns to prominence, he could eventually emerge as a Heisman type candidate.