Broadus Picks Up First Offer

Diamond Bar (Calif.) wide out Cordell Broadus has a chance to be one of the top players in the 2015 West Coast class. He recently picked up his first scholarship offer and is poised for a breakout season...

Cordell Broadus is a big, physical receiver with a nice upside to him. He's already pretty physically developed at about 6-2, 185 pounds and could play on either side of the ball in college. He played some safety as well as receiver but said he prefers the offensive side of the ball.

The athlete started his freshman year at Long Beach Poly (Calif.) but transferred to Diamond Bar to be closer to home.

"I live in Diamond Bar and that commute to Poly every day is a pretty good one," Broadus said. "My mom told me that it really doesn't matter what school you play for, it's how you play that counts and if you're good enough, the scouts will find out.

"I'm an aggressive receiver," Broadus said. "I like to use my size to get open against smaller defensive backs. I'm a focused player and I try to be a leader on the field. Right now, I'm just working on my speed. I didn't do track this past year but I did work out with a track coach and I think that helped me a lot."

Broadus attended summer camps at Oregon State and UCLA and was one of the top sophomores at both events.

"The Oregon State camp was a lot of fun," Broadus said. "I had a lot of friends who did the camp too so it was cool to be out there with them. The coaches said I did well and showed a lot of interest so I had a good time.

"The UCLA camp was a great experience and they offered me my first scholarship right before the camp was over. With about five minutes left, Coach Mora pulled me aside and told me that you never forget your first girlfriend and you never forget your first scholarship offer. He told me they were offering me a scholarship and I was so excited. Like Coach said, I definitely won't forget that experience."

Broadus said he has heard some from Florida State but knows his sophomore season will be big in terms of getting his name on the proverbial recruiting map.

"This will be my first year playing varsity and I'm looking to make an impact," Broadus said. "My plan is to go out there and really kill it on the field and then hopefully attract a lot more interest.

"Right now, I'm wide open to everyone and don't have any leaders. I like Oregon a lot because I'm good friends with DeAnthony Thomas and he plays there. I like UCLA too since they offered me and the coaches' were awesome. I learned so much there about how to play receiver, they taught me everything but like I said, I'm open to everyone right now."

Greg Biggins has been covering recruiting for over 15 years, covering the West since the mid-1990's and currently serves as a national analyst for
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