Newcomers learn, bond while adjusting to collegiate game
Prior to Ohio: Three-year varsity letter winner... Finished his high school career in 2013 on a high note as he hauled in 44 receptions for 839 yards (76.3 yards per game) and five touchdowns... Finished his career with 79 receptions for 1,434 yards and 11 touchdowns... Helped guide Fairfield High School to the 2013 Ohio State Playoffs as a senior... Navigated Fairfield to an undefeated record at home... Helped Fairfield earn the league's No. 1 passing offense during the 2013 season... Two-time All-League honoree... Earned First Team All-City honors following the 2013 campaign... Named Second Team All-District in 2012... Also played two years on the varsity basketball team.
Personal: Born July 25, 1996... Son of Michelle Oliver and Herman Brunis III... Has three older siblings - Kerry, Tenisha and Cherelle... His cousin Spencer Ware played football at LSU and his other cousin Ryan Shazier played football at Ohio State... Enjoys playing Xbox... Lists the Oklahoma City Thunder and the New England Patriots as his favorite teams... Expects to major in Marketing.
Wide Receiver coach Dwayne Dixon on Brunis: "Herman is a guy that we saw play basketball. Once we got his film we really thought we had someone like LaVon Brazill. We feel like he'll be able to put on the weight we ask him to. He loves to compete yet he's very humble. He's a quiet guy that can shock you."