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Broadus names five favorites

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Cordell Broadus has a top five and the Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman standout said one team might have a special edge because of his ongoing relationship with a committed player.
"Right now my top five would probably have to be UCLA, USC, Notre Dame, Oregon State and Florida State," Broadus said.
The four-star wide receiver who recently transferred from Diamond Bar, Calif., said the Bruins are getting an especially close look because he has known recent UCLA commit Josh Rosen, a five-star quarterback and the No. 2 prospect in the 2015 class by Rivals.com.
The 6-foot-3, 186-pound receiver said playing with Rosen would be great and it could be a factor in his decision but other programs are also being seriously considered.
"It's really big," Broadus said. "Me and Josh have known each other since eighth grade and that's a lot of chemistry right there.
"As great of a player as Josh Rosen is I can complement his game and coming in there as his No. 1 receiver that could be big."
Broadus, one of the top prospects at the Passing Down Elite 7on7 SoCal Regional on Sunday, said UCLA has always been under serious consideration in his recruitment especially since the Bruins offered so early. With Rosen's recent commitment, UCLA might have moved up even more.
"UCLA has always been a factor since the jump," Broadus said. "They offered me in my ninth grade year. With Josh going there that might give them some brownie points."
Others cannot be discounted, though. USC is definitely under serious consideration and with a top five, Broadus is definitely going to look at others as his recruitment continues.
Now at powerhouse Bishop Gorman, Broadus said his timetable for a pledge is undecided.
"I have to talk to my head coach," Broadus said. "I don't want to miss out on anything. We do film on Saturday and practice so I have to sit down and talk with my coaches and see how that goes."
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