Brumbaugh is one of the best junior quarterbacks in Pennsylvania. He started to see playing time two years ago as a freshman. As a sophomore, he led the WPIAL in regular-season passing and finished 154 of 245 for 2,823 yards and 37 touchdowns. In two years, he has completed 202 of 321 for 3,429 yards and 44 TDs. His oldest brother, Christian, is battling for the starting QB job at William & Mary and is the WPIAL career passing record holder with 7,164 yards. Another brother, Luke, is a freshman QB at Robert Morris.
Akron and Temple have offered scholarships. Pitt, Penn State and Virginia Tech are showing interest. With another good season, Brumbaugh could have more scholarship offers in the future.
Our questions, his answers
You no longer have receiver Zach Challingsworth [now at Pitt]. But shouldn't your team's passing game be really good again? Obviously, Zach's numbers speak for themselves. He was terrific. We lost [receiver] Mike Fetchet, too. But with all the people we bring back, I think we could be just as good, if not better.
Do you think you personally are better? Yeah. Our quarterback coach, Shane Patterson, and myself worked a lot in the offseason. We worked every Saturday morning, even during basketball season. We worked drills, watched game film. Plus, that whole year of experience made me more mature.
What would be one area you'd like to improve? I think just being as accurate as possible. Last year, our receivers made a lot of plays for me. This year, I don't want them to have to go out and make extra effort for passes. I want the ball to be right there for them.
You run a spread offense, but sometimes call plays in the huddle. Are the play names long and hard to remember? Sometimes.
Tell me one? Ahhh, how about "ace left gun zap 50 divide z corner y post."
You should stop eating so much of ...? Probably Oreo cookies. My mom always gets the double stuff and I always catch myself getting milk and having milk and cookies at night.
You'd like to throw something at ... ? Probably my brothers [laugh]. Both of them always are on my back with everything I do, especially because I'm the youngest.
Do you think you can catch your brother's career passing record? I think if I can play at the rate I am, and with the skill we have and the offensive line, I think I might be capable of it. I'm not too focused on that record, but if it comes up, I think I'd be able to go for it.