Another of the Bears' solid Memphis-area recruits, Bruce will have an opportunity to learn the college game behind veteran Tevan Ferguson and juco transfer Spencer Emerson at nose tackle this fall.
High School: Four-year starter on the defensive line at Central High in Memphis, Tenn. ... Recorded 46 tackles, 14 for loss, 2 sacks and 3 blocked kicks for Coach Lynord Crutchfield his senior season ... Earned preseason all-state honors as well as all-city, all-district, all-metro, and all-conference postseason honors for the Warriors in 2011 ... Was a second-team all-district and all-city defensive tackles his junior season ... Also helped the Central track team to three straight conference titles as a standout shot and discus thrower ... Also participated in powerlifting at Central High.
Personal: Khellan Jamaal Bruce was born 6/21/94 in Dallas, Texas ... Son of Milan Bruce of Memphis ... Has four siblings, Keshon, Kiara, Corey and Sean ... Undeclared on major.