Will 3-Star LB commit?

Lance Broadus, a 6-3, 220 pound linebacker from Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft visited Oregon last weekend and said the Ducks are in the drivers seat right now. In fact, the talented 'backer said he thought seriously about ending the process right then and there.

"I can't say enough good things about it," Broadus said. "I thought Oklahoma was cool but Oregon was a lot better for me. I got picked up in a private jet Saturday morning, which was very cool. Man was it fast. I had breakfast with the when I got there and we talked academics while we ate and discussed the different programs they have.

"Then we went to the game and I've never seen a crowd like that before. Even when things were going bad, the crowd was still yelling and supporting the team. That meant a lot to me. It rained the whole time but I actually like rain so the weather was just right for me.

"My host was Marques Binns (Dorsey alum) and he immediately started rubbing it in how they beat us for the city championship the year before. We had a good time and saw a lot of the city. We went to some great clubs and I was impressed with everything there. Sunday I met with Coach (Mike) Belotti and my position coach, Don Pellum.

"We discussed how I would fit in with the team and what my role would be. Me and DP watched some film and he showed me how they use their linebackers, always attacking which is my style as well."

Did the coaches ever bring up committing?

"Actually I brought it up," Broadus said. "I was thinking about it the whole time but they told me I should go home first and talk it over with my mom. They didn't want me to make an emotional decision. I'm really feeling Oregon right now though and they're going to be tough to beat. They're way up on my list."

Broadus said he'll visit San Diego State in late December and also wants to take a trip to USC before making his decision final.

"The coaches told me they'll be coming to see me soon and want to talk to my mom in person," Broadus said. "I know I'll be going to Oregon but I want to take my visits. I'm not one who believes in committing and then taking visits. If you take visits, how committed are you? When I commit, I want it to mean something."

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