Miami (Fla.) Edison defensive standout Brouce Mompremier is starting the process of narrowing his large list of schools to a handful he’s evaluating closely.
The 6-foot, 210-pound linebacker has scholarship offers from Miami, Florida State, Florida, LSU, Ohio State and Kansas. He’s also receiving heavy interest from Michigan State, N.C. State and Maryland.
“I’m mainly looking at four schools right now – LSU, Miami, Michigan State and N.C. State,” Mompremier said.
Asked to comment about the favorites (in no particular order), Mompremier offered the following:
“LSU is a team I’ve watched a lot on TV. I like how they play, the style of their defense. I also really like the fact that their head coach, coach (Nick) Saban, took the time to come and see me personally at school. That showed me a lot. Most of the time, you see assistant coaches or just the one person recruiting you. Plus, they were the first school to offer.
“With Miami, of course it’s great tradition. It’s one of the very best programs. The fact that they’re close to home gives them an edge, too.
“Michigan State is on my list because they’ve shown the most interest in letting me play as soon as possible. I want to get on the field. I can’t stand to watch. It doesn’t have to be as a true freshman or anything, but I’d like to be able to get on the field if I can, and at least by the time I’m a redshirt freshman or sophomore.
“N.C. State is another school that sent the head coach, coach (Chuck) Amato, to see me. Same as LSU, I’ll really remember that. I like the recruiting coach, too, Doc Holiday.”
Mompremier said he plans to camp at Maryland and Kansas later this summer.
When told those sound like unusual choices, given his current list of schools, he gave an interesting response.
“I’ve never been out of Florida, so I’m looking to travel a little bit and see some new places,” he said.
As a junior, Mompremier earned class 5A all-state honors by recording 118 tackles, 12 ½ sacks and four forced fumbles. He’s also strong in the classroom, carrying a 3.6 GPA and a 20 on his ACT.