Oregon ATH holds 'definite' Idaho interest

YEARS DOWN THE ROAD, when a recruiting class can truly be evaluated, it is often the unsung at the time of their commitment who make or break a class. Guys who don't get much recruiting season ink but who after their senior season, do enough to earn an offer over the recruiting season's home stretch. Andre Broadous could be one of those guys and Idaho, says his prep coach, is highly interested.

Idaho continues to evaluate and keep close tabs on Broadous, says Grant High coach Diallo Lewis.

"With Idaho, I've spoken with a couple coaches there and they're definitely interested in Andre," said Lewis.

Broadous, who holds an offer from Portland State, stars at quarterback for Grant but at 5-10.5 and 189 pounds, and given his sheer athleticism, his best position at the next level might be at defensive back, running back or slot receiver.

"They (Idaho) like his athleticism and how he makes plays out there. He's aggressive at safety and he's a cover guy when he has to be. He's just an all-around athlete," said Lewis.

Indeed. And it's not limited to just the football field. Broadous is an old school throwback as a three-sport star at Grant, excelling in football, basketball and baseball.

And it can't be ruled out that Broadous ends up playing QB at the next level. Idaho talked to him about it, Broadous told GV.N earlier this summer. And the guy who coaches Idaho's signal callers knows a little something on the subject.

Vandals' QBs coach Jonathan Smith was not your prototype college quarterback. He entered Oregon State as a 5-foot-11, 179-pound walk-on. But he left Corvallis with a passel of school records and led the Beavs to a Pac-10 Conference co-championship along the way.

Senior season tape on Broadous was shipped out to Idaho and others just about two weeks ago, said Lewis. It could go a long ways in determining if the Vandals put a scholie on the table.

DESPITE LINING UP under center, Broadous is fourth in the PIL league (6A) in rushing this season, with 80 carries for 523 yards and 12 touchdowns. He has completed 100-of-152 passes for 1,468 hashes and another 17 TDs.

Broadous strength numbers include a bench of 275 pounds, a squat of 380 pounds and has a 32-inch vertical jump.

Broadous set the state on fire his junior season, racking up a ridiculous 42 total touchdowns while going up top for 1,933 passing yards and rushing for 1,150 more. Defensively, he had five interceptions. Lewis says he was "a few votes shy of being the Offensive Player of the Year in the state of Oregon," in 2006.

There are 7 video highlight reels of Broadous for GV.N subscribers to view, follow the link below.

Andre Broadous profile and video

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