Monday, January 14, 2008

Bryn Renner

Spartans' Renner Keeping Options Open
By B.J. Koubaroulis
Special to The Washington Post
Tuesday, January 15, 2008; E07

Even though he is leading the Washington area in scoring with 28.3 points per game, West Springfield junior Bryn Renner can't see a future in basketball.

But he hasn't ruled it out, either.

"It would be better for baseball and football to work out, but maybe basketball, too," said Renner, who ranked fifth among Washington area quarterbacks this fall with 2,749 yards passing and second in touchdown passes with 32.

Renner, an honorable mention All-Met at quarterback, said he is being recruited by Notre Dame, Penn State, Virginia Tech, West Virginia and Maryland.

Also a shortstop for the Spartans' baseball team, Renner hit .333 with three home runs, 23 RBI and 13 stolen bases last spring, drawing interest from North Carolina, Virginia Tech and Maryland.

"I'm just trying to keep my options open," said Renner, whose father Bill -- West Springfield's football coach -- was a punter with the Green Bay Packers.

The 6-foot-4 junior guard heads into tonight's game against Lake Braddock second in both three-pointers made (39) and three-pointers per game (3.5).

A first-year starter, he also scored a Northern Region-high 43 points -- including five three-pointers -- in West Springfield's 82-69 loss to Riverbend on Dec. 29.

Renner said he expects that his recent success on the basketball court will "help in recruiting,
because in basketball you have to have a lot of athletic skills and in football you have to have the same."

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