Home Boys' Lists Girls' Lists Men's Teams Women's Teams News Photos Contributors Links Help Sign-UpOnline Store
Latest News | Categories | Authors | News Archives

News & Features

Commitment Profile
Countdown: Jacob Brumm to California

As a promising junior growing up in Southern California, Jacob Brumm was simply content to be on the court, working on his game and playing tournaments. The idea of college tennis, particularly when competing in the younger junior divisions, was not exactly on his radar.

Jacob Brumm has committed to California
Brumm, a lifelong Californian who turned 18 in November, eventually began focusing on college as the next step in his tennis development.

"Once I learned there was college tennis, I wanted to go to a top (academic) school with a strong tennis program," Brumm said.

As the Rancho Sante Fe resident began proving himself more and more on the court, college recruiters eventually took notice. The blue chip recruit also became an avid follower of college tennis, so much so he would livestream matches during the NCAA Championships.

One of the teams that reached the semifinals at last year's NCAA Championships was the University of California at Berkeley, which during the offseason not only signed Brumm but four other elite standouts.

Brumm, who signed his letter of intent last November, is thrilled to be heading to Berkeley even though he had to say no to several other prestigious schools like Virginia and Columbia.

"This was the hardest decision of my life," Brumm said. "It was really tough. But the reason I chose Cal was I have lived in California my whole life. I love it here. I also had the chance to attend one of the best schools in the whole world with a great tennis program. They also have the No. 1 recruiting class for next year."

Cal coach Peter Wright, who sees his 2017 team positioned at No. 13 in the ITA men's rankings, is thrilled to have a player of Brumm's ability join his program.

"Jacob is a highly committed tennis player who also excels in the classroom," Wright wrote via e-mail. "We were drawn to his passion for tennis and his enthusiastic pursuit of trying to become the best tennis player he can be."

Before he emerged as one of the nation's top juniors, Brumm was drawn to basketball as well as tennis. Eventually, though, it came time to pick one exclusively. Brumm chose tennis.

This Article Is Available Only to Recruiting Advantage members
Please log in to access premium TennisRecruiting.net content.
Register Now For Free!
  • Content Updated Daily
  • Complete Rank Lists
  • Exclusive Articles
  • Recruit Interviews
It's Quick, Easy, and Free!

GAMMA Glide_Moto vs Glide/Moto Hybrid
GAMMA Glide Cross String was tested with GAMMA Moto poly mains, then measured against a full bed of Moto poly. The result, Glide makes Moto play better!
10/17 Jake Fishkin chooses Navy
10/17 Andrew Lutschaunig chooses Ohio State
10/17 Brigham Andrus chooses BYU
10/17 Steven Howe chooses Colorado Mesa
10/16 Brooks Green chooses Davidson
10/16 Natalie Moyer chooses Xavier
10/16 Adam Oscislawski chooses Rice
10/16 Erika Barquero chooses UNC Greensboro
10/16 Sebastian Vile chooses Minnesota
10/16 Carlie Davis chooses Belmont Abbey

Full Listings: Boys' Commits & Girls' Commits

  Agnieszka Radwanska
Dunlop Srixon Revo CZ 100S
Buy Now: $219.00
Feedback, Demo
  Anastasija Sevastova
Yonex EZONE 100 (300g)
Buy Now: $209.00
Review, Feedback, Demo, Video
  Roberta Vinci
Head Graphene Touch Extreme MP
Buy Now: $189.95
Review, Feedback, Demo, Video
  Andrea Petkovic
Wilson Pro Staff 97
Buy Now: $199.00
Review, Feedback, Demo, Video

Page updated on Thursday, July 06, 2017
Contact our web team with any corrections