Just a quick hitter here, but per Matt Porter of The Palm Beach Post, Miami Hurricanes Freshman WR Sam Bruce will serve a 1-game suspension in the season opener vs FAMU.
Bruce, a 4-star recruit from National Powerhouse St. Thomas Aquinas (Ft. Lauderdale, FL), has a wealth of talent. He did, however, run afoul of the rules back in the Spring. Bruce left St. Thomas after an altercation with a former Aquinas student which played out on social media, and included Bruce being pictured holding a gun.
Earlier in July, there was a report that Bruce could be suspended up to 2 games by Mark Richt and staff, so today’s report of a 1 game suspension has been a possibility for quite some time.
Bruce is a short but dynamic player at WR. He can be an impact player at WR, KR, and PR. Bruce’s main asset is his short area quickness; there’s very few if any players who can keep up with him in tight spaces. With above average speed, good route running skills, and strong hands, it’s easy to see why this talented player was one of the most highly rated recruits in Miami’s 2016 recruiting class.
While this suspension isn’t the greatest thing, especially considering Miami’s lack of depth at WR currently, it’s only 1 game and that game is against FAMU, so it shouldn’t be too bad. Bruce will join DT Gerald Willis III in serving a 1-game suspension vs the Rattlers.
Here’s hoping Sam Bruce has learned from this previous off-field indiscretion, and all parties can move forward in a positive way.