Recruiters know the St. Paul (Minn.) Cretin-Derham program is always one of the best in the Midwest and is a must stop on their recruiting travels.
So it's not surprising one of the top junior linebacker prospects in the state of Minnesota is Cretin-Derham's Broderick Binns. Binns had an outstanding junior season playing defensive end. He made 70 tackles including seven sacks as his team made it to the state championship game and finished with an 11-2 record.
However with 6-foot-2 and 215-pound size, Binns will likely play outside linebacker in college. And recruiters are beginning to show interest in Binns.
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"Iowa, Minnesota, the Washington Huskies, Notre Dame, Indiana, those schools are sending mail," Binns said.
Binns was invited by the Minnesota Gophers to see a game in the Metrodome and attended the Minnesota-Tulsa game. But right now, in the dead of winter, Binns is thinking a lot about warm weather.
"I'm interested in schools down south," Binns said. "I like southern schools because of the warm weather. I don't like playing in the snow.
"I like the Miami Hurricanes."
However Binns said he will also take a look at some schools in the Midwest.
"Up here two schools I like are Minnesota and Notre Dame," he said.