Kyler Brunan called his decision on committing to Army football “a no-brainer.”
When Brunan’s recruiting was in its early stages, that wasn’t the case. The Traverse City (Mich.) West offensive lineman didn’t put much consideration into Army, one of his first offers because Brunan didn’t know about the program and West Point.
Talks with Army defensive line coach Sean Cronin started to stir Brunan’s interests. He started taking Army seriously once head coach Jeff Monken connected with him. Weeks passed by and Brunan was ready to visit.
“As soon as I stepped on campus and met all of the coaches, I fell in love,” said Brunan, who received his first offer from Central Michigan. “From that point, I continued to build my relationship with them (the coaches). My commitment was a no-brainer for me because I can play big-time football and serve this amazing country.”
Brunan, who is 6-foot-4, 270 pounds, officially committed to Cronin Sunday and is being recruited to play offensive line but he said, “I will play anything they need.”
Army’s offensive linemen need to be more athletic and agile in the new shotgun scheme and Brunan may fit that prototype. He plays basketball, runs track and also wrestles when he can in the winter. At one track meet this spring, Brunan placed first in the discus, second in the shot put and ran the 100-meter dash in 12.3 seconds.
Brunan is the first Michigan commit of Army’s 2024 class. His great-grandfather was in the Navy and he wants to start a “family legacy by serving because my family is very patriotic.
“I want to serve and protect this wonderful country,” Brunan said.