Randall Broddie is quickly becoming one of the most talked about players in the Class of 2016.
At 6-foot-1, 174-pounds, Brodie's play for Potomac (MD) and Team Takeover has earned him the attention of programs like Maryland, Georgetown, Miami, Rutgers, Xavier, Virginia Tech and DePaul, which extended an offer this summer.
A few weeks ago, as he was preparing for his upcoming season, Broddie received a call from SMU head coach Larry Brown who offered him a scholarship to join the Mustangs.
Although he is unfamiliar with the Dallas-area, Broddie says SMU is starting to build a reputation that stretches all the way to Maryland because of its terrific coaching staff.
"A lot of people have been telling me that coach Larry Brown is doing a good job with the program," he said. "I know what he's done early in his years, and I know what kind of effect he is going to have on the program. They are on the rise."
Broddie spoke with the Mustangs coaching staff about taking a visit to the Hilltop. He doesn't have one scheduled yet, but hopes to get a chance to visit by the end of the year.
"I haven't even really seen the school because I haven't taken any visits to anywhere," he said. " I talked to them right before the school year started about visiting after the season. I'm planning on taking one, so hopefully I can try to make it out there at some point this year."
Broddie isn't ready to start ranking schools as favorites yet but knows what the biggest factor will be in his decision making process.
"I'm really looking for somewhere I can be comfortable," he said. "I want to be relaxed wherever I go. I'm the type of kid who wants to be where he feels most comfortable. I'll be looking for a school that makes me feel like I'm at home more than at school. When I find that, I'll know that's where I want to be."
Broddie is a lefty with terrific ball skills and foot speed. He has good vision and ball handling that allow him to be very creative on the court as he knocks down pull up jumpers and attacks the rim. Broddie credits the coaches of Team Takeover for helping develop his game at such an early age.
"I have always been blessed with a scoring ability so that's definitely my biggest strength," he said. "My coaches say I'm a creative shot maker. All the coaches in the program help me out because they have been doing this for a long time. I can talk to them about anything and they have all the advice in the world for me."
Broddie averaged 16.5 points, 4.4 assists, and 2.3 rebounds per game last year. He was originally a member of the 2015 class but transferred following his freshman year and must play a post-graduate season if he stays at Potomac.
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