Broderick Binns One of State's Top Juniors

Broderick Binns, a 6-foot-2, 230-pound, defensive end, from Cretin-Derham Hall in St. Paul, Minn., will be a Midwest "Hot 100" selection in 2006. We caught up with Cretin coach Mike Scanlan recently and asked if he could talk about Broderick and what he brings to the table as a D-1 prospect.

"Broderick Binns is unbelievable," Coach Scanlan said. "He's 6-3 and he can dunk with two hands. He's a tremendous football player that dominates the line-of-scrimmage.

"We're going to move Broderick around this year. These schools we play aren't stupid. They ran away from Broderick last year and I can't say I blame them.

"This year I'm thinking about moving Broderick to middle linebacker. I'd like to free him up and let him run around and make plays."

Binns has played fullback, tight end and defensive end for Cretin-Derham Hall. We asked Coach Scanlan if he could touch on where he thinks Broderick fits in at the next level and if he could also talk about the report that Broderick had committed to Minnesota.

"Broderick hasn't committed to Minnesota or any other program," Scanlan said.

"I really don't know where that came from, but it's not true. Coach (Gordie) Shaw wanted to be the first to offer Broderick and they did, but there hasn't been a commitment yet.

"I think Broderick will be a good drop end in college, maybe a linebacker. He's just a great athlete that has a football mentality about him."

Binns was a standout on the Raiders' basketball team this season as he averaged a team-high 17.9 points per game as they finished 26-3 before losing in the section finals. He scored 20 or more points 12 times and failed to reach double figures just three times all season. Binns also lead the Raiders in scoring as a sophomore.

Binns helped lead the Raiders to a 10-3 mark as a junior and a spot in the 2005 Minnesota Prep Bowl.

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