Saturday was a beautiful on day on The Hill, as thousands of WKU fans made their way to Houchens-Smith Stadium for the Hilltoppers annual Red-White Spring Game.
The perfect weather created a game-like atmosphere on the outside, as fans tailgated throughout the morning, and inside where the team played a competitive offense versus defense spring game. Taking note of the event was a group of recruits visiting the football program, including Tucker, Ga., running back Chris Broadwater.
"It's was a great atmosphere and feeling being on the field before the game and on campus," he told WKU Insider. "It felt like the school and fans are really behind the team."
The 6-foot, 210-pound back, who also starts at linebacker for Tucker, garnered First Team All-County accolades following an impressive junior season that saw him rush for 1,300 yards and 19 touchdowns.
The WKU coaching staff has told him that they like his ability to create yardage in multiple ways.
"(They like) my ability to be versatile," Broadwater said. "Being able to run power and in between the tackles as well as being able to run on the perimeter."
Broadwater holds a scholarship offer from the Hilltoppers, as well as from Austin Peay, South Alabama, Jacksonville State and Miami of Ohio. He currently has no set plans to visit others, but admits the trip to Bowling Green impacted WKU's chances of landing the Peach State product.
"I have some other schools that want to get me on campus but WKU is definitely one of the schools on the top of my list."