UCLA Offers Elite Soph RB

Baton Rouge (Louisiana) University Lab running back Nicholas Brosette is one of the elite prospects in the 2015 class and picked up offer No. 4 from Pac 12 country on Tuesday...

Nicholas Brossette has been well known in the South since he was just an 8th grader and his film was already starting to circulate. He attended the B2G Elite camp in Southern California the summer before his freshman season and had a dominant performance going up against players three and four years older than him.

Brossette has been dominant the past two years and had a huge sophomore season rushing for 2,210 yards and 45 touchdowns. The athlete is currently rated the No. 1 sophomore prospect in the state by South regional analyst Mike Coppage and he has a legitimate chance to be the top back in the nation when he's a senior.

On the recruiting front, Brossette has offers from heavyweight programs Alabama, Florida State and LSU and landed No. 4 on Tuesday.

"I got an offer from UCLA," Brossette said. "I've been talking to Coach Broussard, the RB coach for a couple of weeks now and we have a good relationship. He's from Louisiana and played in the NFL for nine years so I definitely have a lot of respect for him. I was in the weight room and my coach told me to call him. We talked for a little bit and then he said Coach Mora wanted to talk to me.

"Coach Mora told me they liked me a lot, were very interested in me and then offered a scholarship. I was definitely excited and I have a lot of interest in UCLA. I took a visit there in 8th grade when I was down for the B2G camp and loved the place.

"I liked the campus a lot and it's a great academic school. I watched a couple of games this past season and was really impressed. They made some big strides in a short time under Coach Mora and I'm definitely going to give them a hard look."

Brossette, who also visited USC two years ago, said at this early point in his recruitment, he's still taking everything in and isn't close to naming favorites or narrowing his list down.

"I'm still open to everyone," Brossette said. "Location isn't a factor for me, I can say that. I'll go anywhere, I'm just looking for the best opportunity. Academics will play a big role for sure. I'm carrying a 3.5 GPA right now and I take my education very seriously.

"I'm also looking for a school that likes to run the football and has a strong football program. My relationship with the coaching staff and position coach will be big as well and just where I feel most comfortable on and off the field. I want to be somewhere that feels like home to me."

As for a timeline to making a decision, Brossette said he'll likely go through the process before doing anything. "To be honest, I haven't really thought too much about that since I'm just a sophomore," Brossette said. "I want to take my time though and do my visits. I'm hearing from a lot of schools right now in addition to the ones that have offered.

"Nebraska, Notre Dame, Georgia, Florida and Texas are just a few schools off the top of my head that I'm hearing a lot from. Hopefully more offers will come in but right now, it's so early for me, I'm just enjoying this and taking it all in. I'm sure it will get stressful at some point but right now, I'm open to everyone and have no plans to make a decision until I go through the process and feel really good about the school I want to attend."

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 Scout.com/FOXSportsNext.
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