Local ATH grabs Beavs' attention

AFTER SCORING AN impressive 42 TDs last season -- and in particular the way he went about it -- QB/CB Andre Broadous out of Grant High nearly walked away with the offensive state Player of the Year award as a junior. Whether his future at the next level is on defense or offense remains to be seen but he has caught the eye of the Oregon State staff according to his prep coach.

"Oregon State and Oregon are both interested in him," said Grant coach Diallo Lewis. "He's seeing interest from the Pac-10 schools, Portland State, Northern Arizona and others."

Where Broadous might line up at the next level is unknown. Ideally, Lewis said, Broadous would like to play quarterback but at 5-11 and 185 pounds, his best position might be at defensive back, or possibly running back. Still, Broadous dropped jaws all last season on offense across the Beaver state.

"He's just an amazing athlete, he makes plays out there I don't think many can make -- whether that's on defense, coming down and supporting the run or an interception, or on offense making a great pass or turning a busted play into a big play," said Lewis.

Broadous last season went up top for 1,900 yards in the air while racking up 1,150 ground yards. He scored 42 touchdowns all told, with six interceptions.

Broadous has been the starting quarterback for Grant since midway through his sophomore year.

NAMED THE offensive player of the year in his league, Broadous also captured second team all-state honors.

"He was a few votes shy of being the Offensive Player of the Year in the state of Oregon," said Lewis.

Broadous, a three sport athlete who competes in basketball and baseball, is currently in the middle of a state hoops playoff run. Grant faces off in a semifinal 6A match up against South Medford this evening.

In the coming days, we'll be detailing some of Broadous' teammates who are also seeing early interest from the Beavs.

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