Lance Broadus (6-2, 220, 4.5) from Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft is one of southern California’s top linebacker prospects. Broadus is one of the main reasons that Taft has jumped out to a 3-0 record so far in 2002.
Broadus and his Taft teammates have beaten two of the Los Angeles area's best teams in Los Angeles (Calif.) Crenshaw 38-28 in the season opener and a convincing win over L.A. City powerhouse Carson 39-0 the second game of the season. Carson with Taft is considered teams that will be in the City Championship hunt.
Taft’s third victim was Los Angeles (Calif.) Jefferson. Taft beat Jeff 46-6.
Broadus has been one-man wrecking crew for Taft thus far this season. He has piled up 25 tackles, six tackles for loss, three fumbles caused and one fumble recovery. His three forced fumbles give you an indication of the type of hitter Broadus is. He’s a lethal hitter.
Broadus is a difference maker who can change the momentum of a game with his bone crushing hits. He is the type of player who has the speed to play sideline-to-sideline.
A nice young man off the field, but once between the lines, Broadus is one nasty fellow.
In an earlier interview with Taft head coach Troy Starr had this to say about his talented linebacker, “Lance can run and Lance can hit. He flies around the field and makes play-after-play.”
Lance is the real deal,” Starr said. “Believe it or not, Lance is still developing and is just beginning to tap into his potential.”
Another source close to the Taft program said, “Broadus puts the fear of God in his opposition.”
Broadus has made believers out of USC, Oklahoma and Arizona. All three have already offered. One thing that all three have in common is they are known for playing great defense.
Broadus has pending offers from Nebraska, LSU and Oregon. He doesn’t have any scheduled visits yet and he will decide on visits after the season.
“I have no favorites at this time,” Broadus said. “Distance was a factor at first but that is no longer the case.”
“I am looking for a school that will give a good education,” Broadus said. “That comes first. Education is most important. A nice campus atmosphere will also be a consideration.”