A new school could be positioning itself among the list of favorites for Kentucky’s top prospect.
Four-star Louisville Trinity quarterback Brian Brohm says Alabama has gained momentum since Mike Shula was hired as head coach.
“As soon as coach Shula got the job, I got a call from him,” he said. “I really enjoyed talking to him. He seems like a real energetic, knowledgeable guy. I’ve heard some great things about him.”
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The source of many of those glowing Shula reviews is a pleasant twist on the often unscrupulous recruiting trail.
“My brother (Jeff Brohm) played for him when he was with Tampa Bay,” Brohm said. “He speaks really highly of him and his offensive system. He says it would be a good fit for my style.”
And that’s the same Jeff Brohm who is the new quarterbacks coach for the Louisville Cardinals, a school considered by many to be the odds-on favorite to land the family’s third-generation signal caller.
“My brother’s been really cool about things,” Brohm said. “He’s looking out for my best interests. It’s me first, his school second.”
Brohm (6-3, 200, 4.65) is oming off a junior season which saw him throw for 3,777 yards, 47 touchdowns and only one interception in guiding Trinity to the Class 4A state championship. Along the way, he blistered a pair of the nation’s top-ranked teams. He threw for 380 yards and four touchdowns in leading the Shamrocks past eventual Ohio state champion Cincinnati Elder, and in the Kentucky championship game against Louisville Male he broke state records with 552 yards and seven touchdowns.
He’s drawn scholarship offers from Auburn, Louisville, Kentucky, Illinois, Purdue, Iowa and Tennessee. He’s also receiving interest from Notre Dame, Georgia, Ohio State, Alabama and Miami, among others.
“Right now I’ve got Tennessee and Notre Dame near the top,” he said. “And you can put Illinois, UofL and UK in there, too.
“I’m still pretty open, though. A lot depends on who ends up offering.”
Brohm opted against attending camps this summer. A busy baseball and 7-on-7 passing schedule left him with little spare time. Trinity finished second in the Illinois 7-on-7 tournament and placed first at Louisville.
“I’m hoping to take some unofficial visits early in the season,” he said. “I’ve seen Illinois, UK and UofL, but I’d like to make trips to Notre Dame and Tennessee, maybe Georgia and Alabama.”
Academically, Brohm maintains a 3.7 GPA. He has scored a 26 on the ACT and a 1250 on the SAT.