Nebraska has been looking for a big-time recruiting victory for quite some time, but the steak is dead because one of the nation’s top inside linebacker prospects is heading to Lincoln.
“Things went really well,” said Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft linebacker Lance Broadus. “That means I’m committing tomorrow when coach (Frank) Solich comes to make a visit with me and my family. Well, go ahead and put me on the commitment list. I’m going to Nebraska.”
Broadus, a four-star linebacker that is 6-foot-2 and 225 pounds, picked Nebraska over Arizona, Oklahoma, Oregon, San Diego State and Southern Cal. He had visited Oregon and then San Diego State and called them his leaders, but he said this time he knows for sure that he’s a Husker.
“I’m not going to take my Arizona visit,” he said. “I’m solid and going to Nebraska.”
So why is he a Husker?
“They have a new defensive staff,” he said. “And they don’t know what they have and everybody is starting with a clean slate. I can come in with a clean slate too and have a shot at playing early.”
Broadus said the players also sold him.
“Talking to them, you could tell they were being real with me,” he said. “They told me there is nothing else to do in Nebraska other than football and go to class – and that was something I was looking for. I want to go to a school that has great fan support and there aren’t a lot of distractions.”