Broadnax Impressive in Spring Debut

TCU commit Joseph Broadnax went through his first spring practice of 2014 on Friday.

On Friday, Joseph Broadnax and his Dallas (TX) Bryan Adams teammates participated in their first practice of the spring. The Cougars are hoping to build off last season's 6-5 record and trip to the Class 4A playoffs.

Helping their effort is Broadnax, who is the No. 29 defensive tackle prospect in the nation.

For Broadnax, it was great to be back on the field for the first time since November.

"It was good, we started off a little slow but we picked it up," Broadnax said. "We struggled from an offensive standpoint but defensively we picked it up as a team."

There wasn't much competition for Broadnax once the Cougars started practicing defensive drills. At one point during team drills, the 6-foot, 303-pounder drew double-teams but that's just the norm for Broadnax whether against his teammates or opponents during the season.

"I like it, it makes me be a better player and practice harder," he said.

On the recruiting front, things haven't slowed for Broadnax since his commitment to TCU. In fact, things have picked up in recent weeks.

"It's picked up a little bit; Iowa State came by and I've been talking with Oregon, Texas, Oklahoma and Texas Tech," he said. "They plan to come see me in the spring."

Despite the interest from others, Broadnax maintains that he's solid to the Horned Frogs. He attended the Frogs' spring game and was impressed with what he saw from the defense.

"I loved the spring game, it was a nice atmosphere and the defense whooped up on the offense," he said. "It was fun."

Broadnax has gone from recruit to recruiter for the Frogs. He's got his sights set on a few of the top defensive tackles prospects in the area; Bryce English and Zach Abercrumbia.

"To be honest, I'm trying to get Bryce English to commit to TCU," he said. "Me and him are real good friends. I love it when a guy commits to TCU. I think Zach is going to commit to TCU.

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