Iowa Offers Broderick Binns

Saint Paul, Minnesota (Cretin-Derhaml Hall) linebacker/defensive end Broderick Binns received his ninth scholarship offer after attending the University of Iowa football camp back on June 17th. Get the latest in this report

Saint Paul, Minnesota (Cretin-Derhaml Hall) linebacker/defensive end Broderick Binns received his ninth scholarship offer after attending the University of Iowa football camp back on June 17th.

"My coach, (Andy) Bischoff, told me that I'd have a great shot at being offered if I went down to Iowa's camp," Binns told Scout.com.

"When I got down to the camp, I worked out at defensive end, first, and I'm proud to say I did fairly good. I don't mean to be cocky, but in pass rush drills, there was no one that could block me. Then, they also had me work at linebacker, and I did well there, too. After the camp, Coach (Eric) Johnson let me know to check my mail, and I got the chance to meet Coach (Kirk) Ferentz briefly."

Overall, Binns walked away impressed with his most recent offer.

"I liked the camp at Iowa, and their coaches are real friendly, hands-on type of guys," added Binns, who measured at six-foot-one and a half and weighed in at 227-pounds at the Iowa camp. "Iowa would not be a bad place to play. I liked the stadium there; I liked everything there."

Immediately after Binns departed from Iowa's camp, he made the trek to Ann Arbor, Michigan where he worked out in front of University of Michigan's coaching staff.

"I knew I was doing well, especially, because I was one of only a few guys they were actually calling us by our first name. The coaches told me they liked how fast I was off the line, and how well I used my hands. They also told me they felt I was very polite, and they liked that I had good manners. When I returned home, Coach Bischoff told me he spoke with the Michigan coaches, and they also told him they really liked me," Binns stated.

Shortly before Binns received offer #9, he received offer #8 from the Colorado Buffaloes.

"It came as a big surprise," added Binns, who had previously received offers from Minnesota, Kansas State, Missouri, Iowa State, Arizona State, Michigan State, and Central Florida. "I don't even know how Colorado got my film, but I was happy to receive the offer. I still haven't talked to their coaches, yet, but I plan to do so."

As far as his favorites, Binns stated he was currently wide open, but does have a timetable for when he'll narrow his list.

"I'm planning to narrow my list down to five or seven schools by the start of my season, and I'm hoping to make a final decision sometime during the middle of my season. I'm not sure how many official visits I'll take, but I know I'll take a few. Right now, my preference would be to play in the Midwest," Binns concluded.


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