Long road leads to Pullman for Broadus

A LONG, WINDING road has led to Pullman for Lance Broadus, a highly sought linebacker out of California who originally signed with Oregon. Coming from the same junior college as Lorenzo Bursey, the former prep All-American linebacker looks poised to provide some heat off the edge as a defensive end for the Cougs.

Lance Broadus, (DE, 6-2, 211) a fleet footed defenseman from Woodland Hills, Calif., who displayed sideline to sideline coverage as a prep linebacker, is now wearing No. 97 for Washington State.

Broadus was a prep All-American linebacker out of Taft High who ultimately picked UO over Nebraska as part of the Ducks' 2003 class. He delayed his enrollment to Oregon but didn't qualify for admission.

Broadus then did his JC turn at West LA College along with Bursey, garnering honorable mention on the All-WSC defensive team.

He was named All-WSC player of the week in West LA's 25 to 12 victory over East L.A, racking up 8 tackles, 2 of which were tackles for loss and 1 interception which he returned 57 yards to paydirt.

Broadus was a freshman last season at West LA but has earned his AA degree, having grayshirted. He will have four to play three at Washington State.

Broadus dominated in high school as a 6-2, 220-pound terror with 4.55 speed. His senior year at Taft, Broadus recorded 94 tackles, forced 6 fumbles with 3 INTs on the way to being named first team all-state. As a junior, he tallied an unreal 144 tackles.

Only two linebackers garnered more votes (7) on the Long Beach Press-Telegram's Best in the West list. Scout.com ranked him the 26th best linebacker in the nation.

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