Broussard (6-1, 225) is widely viewed as Louisiana's top back after rushing for 2,525 yards and 28 touchdowns on 290 carries over 13 games last season. Those totals included 723 yards and four scores in Acadiana's four playoff games. He totaled 290 yards in a regional win over Covington.
The main reason Broussard committed early to LSU was to concentrate solely on his academics and senior year at Acadiana, plus he wanted to save other colleges the trouble of recruiting him. Rams' head coach Willard Hanks told Tiger Rag that Broussard has never seriously considered any other school and can now concentrate on attaining his eligibility. Broussard needs a test score and core qualifying grades.
Other schools recruiting Broussard included Texas, Texas A&M, Florida State, Tulane, Alabama, Auburn and Southern Miss. Florida assistant coach Ed Zaunbrecher stopped at Acadiana High School last Friday, according to Hanks.
Broussard is the fourth commitment for LSU for the 2003 signing class. He joins Leesville tight end Keith Alleger, Centreville, Miss., offensive lineman Will Arnold, and Breaux Bridge defensive back Jesse Daniels.