Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft is loaded with upper-tier talent going into the fall of 2002. Not only do they have arguably the nation’s number one wide receiver prospect in Steve Smith, but they just might have the Golden State’s top linebacker prospect in Lance Broadas (6-2, 215, 4.4).
One opposing coach mentioned to Pac10Recruiting that, “Broadas seemed to be everywhere. He plays with intensity and purpose.”
When you take a look at Broadas’ stats you would tend to agree. According to Broadas, he piled up 144 tackles, seven sacks, five fumbles caused, four fumbles recovered and two interceptions. “I don’t know my exact number of tackles behind the line, but it was a lot,” Broadas said.
Broadas was highly decorated for his performance. He was selected all-city, all-area and all-state.
A hand injury has slowed down his work in the weight room so Broadas doesn’t possess overwhelming numbers, but when you take a look at him you know he has the potential to get very strong. His current bench is 250, but look for that to improve.
Broadas will be 110% ready to go when the 2002 season rolls around this September.
The scouting report on Broadas is he’s a difference maker. Broadas can change the momentum of a game with one of his thundering hits. He hustles all the time and runs sideline-to-sideline making plays. His motor is always running between whistles and he leaves all on the field.
One thing that has to be brought out is his tremendous vision. Broadas can eye the whole field and uncanny instincts for the game.
In an earlier interview with Pac10Recruiting Taft head coach put it best. “Lance can run and Lance can hit,” Starr said. “He is the real deal. Believe it or not, Lance is still developing and is just beginning to tap into his potential.”
Broadas has three offers from three very impressive schools. He has offers from Arizona, USC and Oklahoma. Broadas told Pac10Recruitng that Washington, Texas, and Michigan are showing him a lot of interest. Florida is writing him letters.
“Arizona may have a slight lead,” Broadas said. “It’s still close to home and my Mom will be able to see me play.”
Broadas is a maturing young man and understands the importance of an education.
“I am looking for a school that will give a good education,” Broadas said. “That comes first. Education is most important.”