Some criticize the July evaluation period but for Broghammer, the period was the vehicle by which Notre Dame identified him for their program. "It was huge," Broghammer told Scout.com. "It was a giant month for me to say the least. They saw me play at the Peach Jam and offered me the next week. That's when they really locked in and showed a lot of interest."
The future engineering major enjoyed his time with Notre Dame's players and that proved helpful in the decision making process. Another aspect was the chance to play early.