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January 26, 2006
2007 Profile: TE/DE Bryan Bulaga
EDGYTIM.com gives you the first and best looks at some of the Top Underclassmen from the State of Illinois
Position: Tight End/Defensive End
Weight: 240 pounds
Graduation year? 2007
About Bryan Bulaga? Bryan Bulaga as a junior in 2005 was named as an all conference and all area performer for the Hurricanes and veteran head coach Ed Bruckner. On offense, Bulaga caught 11 passes for 185 yards and scored 1 touchdown. On defense in 2005, Bulaga made 90 tackles and 16 of those tackles were for a loss. Bulaga will be a three year lettermen for the Hurricanes in 2006.
What others are saying about Bryan Bulaga? "I saw him on tape last winter and was really impressed with him last year." "He's a big and strong kid with very good mobility." "He definitely passes the eye-ball test in person."
College contact? "I've been receiving mail from Notre Dame, Iowa, Michigan State, Illinois, Purdue, Arizona State, Vanderbilt, Indiana, Northern Illinois, Wisconsin and Maryland the most. I'm going to check out Junior Day events at both Iowa and NIU in February."
Favorite college growing up? "Iowa."
Player you most admire? "Brian Urlacher."
What does Bulaga need to improve on the most this off season in his own words? "I just want to get better in all aspects this off season. I'm working hard to improve my strength and speed this winter."
College Major? "I'm looking at Criminal Justice as a major."
So what's in Bryan Bulaga's CD player these days? "I really listen to everything from country like Rascal Flats and Toby Keith to rap like 50 Cent and Ludacris to rock like AC/DC and Metallica."
So what's Bryan Bulaga's favorite movie of all time? "Major League."
EDGY's take on Bryan Bulaga? Bryan Bulaga is a definite D-1 caliber prospect that I have a feeling will draw several close looks this spring and beyond. Bulaga simply put is a big and athletic kid who can move. Bulaga plays tight end and defensive end for the Hurricanes, and he remains a prospect who has the attributes to either remain at those positions at the next level, or Bulaga could definitely draw looks as a prospect who could add size and find a home say on the offensive line? Bulaga no question has a nose for the ball on the defensive side of the ball. Bulaga has very good mobility and his junior tape shows a player with exceptional upside and promise.