One of the surprises of Week 10, at least for us, was the realization of speedy Campbell sophomore Nicholas Buggs. The shifty receiver caught a relatively short pass on the left sideline against Pebblebrook, and promptly hit the gas exploding across the field.
The pursuit was left dismayed as he raced down the right sideline and crossed the endzone for one of the most explosive plays of the week. Just a few nights later, the sophomore was in the top 10 plays of the week, and 24 hours later he was voted one of the top 3 plays.
For Campbell, they have gone 3-5 this season, and several of the biggest opponents up ahead with Carrollton tonight and Westlake next week.
“Sophomore year so far has come with a lot of adversity that myself and my team have had to overcome,” Buggs said.
On an individual level, the sophomore had 405 yards receiving on 19 receptions and 7 total touchdowns. His explosive speed has provided Campbell with a big play threat where he can break off a huge chunk of yardage any time he touches the football.
“My main personal goal is to leave sophomore year with 12 touchdowns and over 750 all-purpose yards,” he said.
That’s a strong sophomore campaign, and certainly a season to build on during the offseason. We asked the sophomore what his focus will be going forward after the season is over.
“In the offseason my main focus is to perfect my release against press man and get faster.”
Buggs says that his top 100m time is a 11.2, but as he continues to add muscle this offseason, he should be able to break under the coveted 11 second-mark. Most importantly, the sophomore needs to stay focused as the athletic potential is apparent.
The Campbell receiver says that his mindset on the field is to cut mistakes to a minimum and not leave the game with a ‘what if’ situation. He certainly appears to be a focused young athlete, and someone we are surely to follow closely over the next few seasons, so be sure to follow @RecruitGeorgia on Twitter/X to hear the latest.