Ga. QB Attends UNC Spring Game

David Broadus returned to North Carolina on Saturday for the Tar Heels' Spring Game.

"The first time I went up there, I got to spend a lot of one-on-one time with the coaches [and] I got to know them pretty well, I got to see all the facilities and how nice they were," Broadus said. "[After I left], they watched my highlight film and they liked it a lot so they invited me up to the spring game. I was happy to go up there again, talk with them, see the facilities, and get to see their players play in-person."

Broadus, a 6-foot-4, 203-pound quarterback from Suwanee (Ga.) Lambert, previously visited UNC for its February junior day. This past Saturday, though, provided him an opportunity to see the program in action.

"I thought it was great to get to see their quarterbacks play, because that's the position I play," Broadus said. "And I kind of got to see how the coaches coach and interact with their players. I liked the pro-style offense – that fits me well as a player. I just really enjoyed my visit there."

Following the spring game, Broadus had a 20-minute conversation with John Shoop, UNC's quarterbacks coach.

"We were talking about when he's going to come out to my high school this spring to watch me throw," Broadus said. "And he just talked about their program, and that I was one of their top guys and he was looking forward to seeing me throw in-person."

Shoop's spring evaluation won't be Broadus' last chance to land a UNC scholarship offer.

"Once he comes down and sees me throw, he could offer me after that depending on how well I do," Broadus said. "But if he still wants to see more, I'll probably end up going to one of their camps."

Broadus is among a narrow group of quarterback prospects Shoop is looking into.

"He said that he's gotten over 2,000 films and that I'm in their top six," Broadus said.

In addition to UNC, Broadus is hearing from Alabama, Duke, Harvard, Kentucky, Louisville, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, and Wake Forest.

"I have not gotten any offers yet," Broadus said. "They're all in the same position as North Carolina; where they want to come down to see me in the spring."

Besides the two trips to UNC, Broadus has visited Alabama, Kentucky, Louisville, South Carolina, Vanderbilt, and Wake Forest. He'll attend Tennessee's Spring Game this weekend.

All of the aforementioned schools have invited Broadus to camp. Ideally, though, he would like to make a verbal commitment much sooner.

"In the perfect world, if all those schools were to see me throw in the spring and I was to get some offers, I would like to make a commitment then," Broadus said. "It would save me a lot of time and travel. I would definitely like to make [a verbal commitment] before my senior year."

If he does go into the summer uncommitted, Broadus will attend as many camps as possible.

With so much up-in-the-air, Broadus is reluctant to name favorite schools.

"I really like North Carolina, it's one of my top [schools] ," Broadus said. "But all of the schools that I've visited and had a chance to meet their coaches and see their facilities have really impressed me."

Broadus has been a starter at quarterback – first at Cumming (Ga.) South Forsyth and then at Lambert – since midway through his freshman season when he replaced an injured Brian Adams, who's now a wide receiver at Kentucky. He led Lambert to an 8-3 record last season.

Broadus is also a major part of Lambert's baseball team, which is ranked ninth in the state. He pitches and plays third base, while batting cleanup with a .400 average and five home runs.

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