South-Doyle's Bruce eager for college opportunity

South-Doyle's Bruce eager for college opportunity

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South-Doyle running back Joc Bruce is getting attention from college scouts South-Doyle running back Joc Bruce is getting attention from college scouts
KNOXVILLE (WATE) - South-Doyle running back Jocquez Bruce received his first scholarship offer last week.

More are expected.

The Cherokees running back became the first player in South-Doyle history to receive a Division I offer when the University of Memphis extended a scholarship.

Bruce likes the sound of that.

"I'm actually D-1 now because that was my first D-1 offer," he said after practice on Monday. "I've got a few little schools that offered me. I was shocked. I was very excited though."

Bruce led the Cherokees with 2204 yard rushing and receiving in 2013. He scored 28 touchdowns and could have added a few more.

Seven of his touchdowns were called back after offensive miscues.

South-Doyle head coach Clark Duncan, who moved to South-Knoxville after nearly two decades at Powell, is starting to see the fruits of his rebuilding effort take hold.

"We do have several kids that have got a lot of ability and are getting attention from several colleges," Duncan said. "We talk about no matter who they're coming to see, you're out there and you can be seen just as well."

Bruce appreciates the offer from Memphis, but Duncan says he wants to go through the recruiting process.

He has received interest from Cincinnati, Western Kentucky and Tennessee.

So there's a good chance more scouts will pay a visit to South-Doyle games this season.



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