C-USA school is first to offer Broome

He's got the prototypical size and athleticism to be a bookend tackle prospect at the D-1 level and Georgia Military OT Kaleb Broome (6-6, 315) now has his first FBS offer. JCFootball.com spoke with that talented prospect recently and he talked about what led him to head south to play JUCO football as well as which C-USA school has offered and what other four-year programs look to be close...

Broome struggled with some family problems while he was a prep at Aiken (SC) High School and barely graduated, so he was unsure what to do and was pointed in the direction of Georgia Military College.

"I went through some hard times in high school with a family situation and I didn't even know if I was going to graduate," Broome admitted to JCFootball.com recently. "When I figured out I wanted to keep playing football, I decided Georgia Military was the best situation because of the discipline they have here and how it forces you to concentrate on things and not let outside stuff effect you."

Last season, Broome started every game at right tackle for a GMC team that went 6-4 and averaged 294 yards per game and said he's working on the fundamentals of his individual game in order to help his team improve.

"I'm working on my pass-protection and working on my kick-step and my power-step," Broome said. "I mean, I feel like I'm already pretty good at it, but I just want to improve in every area, from my technique, my strength and things like that.

"In high school I mainly played defensive end and defensive tackle and our offense ran a Wing-T, so basically all I did was run-block. Once I got here, they moved me to offensive tackle and I was sorta learning on the job on what I needed to do to improve and get better."

Even with his lack of experience, because he has the prototypical size and athleticism schools are looking for in a right tackle and recently he received his first offer and more could be on the way.

"East Carolina just offered me pretty recently," Broome said. "It was so exciting because I was like 'wow, I have a place to keep playing football' especially since I didn't even know if I was going to graduate high school back a couple of years ago.

"Clemson is recruiting me and South Carolina called and wanted to see all my transcripts. Middle Tennessee told me they want to offer me during the season and Washington State's coaches came all the way across country to see me and said they are looking for a tackle prospect too.

"Georgia is recruiting me a little right now and Syracuse and Tennessee are both interested."

Broome said while getting attention from all of the schools is flattering and he'll keep an open-mind as the process moves along, he couldn't help but let out where his heart lies.

"Playing back in South Carolina would be a dream come true," Broome said. "I really feel like South Carolina will offer me and I think Clemson probably will too. I won't say they are my favorites right now, but if either of them offered, that would be tough to turn down."

Broome is on pace to finish up his AA degree in December and he'll have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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