Ole Miss added a commitment to its 2019 class on Thursday when three-star offensive lineman Nick Broeker announced his intentions to head to Oxford.
“The big thing for me was how I fit in there,” Broeker told GN. “After my visit just seeing how I fit in with all the players and the coaches, it was just a really good fit for me and my family.
“It just felt right being there this weekend, when I was able to spend time with the players and coaches, so I was like, why would I wait if I knew already.”
Broeker says he has built a nice relationship with the Ole Miss coaching staff.
“It’s been a really good relationship and they have been really good about keeping in contact with me. So, I have built a really good relationship with the staff.”
Broeker, (6-feet-6, 283 pounds) from Springfield, (IL) Sacred Heart Griffin, is among the top-25 prospects in Illinois for the 2019 class. Broeker committed to Ole miss over offers from Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan State, Missouri and many others.
Broeker’s father, John, was a defensive lineman at Northwestern and Broeker’s brother, Jack, was an offensive lineman at Illinois.
Why did Broeker chose to leave Big Ten territory and commit to an SEC program?
“Growing up I really didn’t know, obviously, I had my brother and my dad playing in the Big Ten,” he said. “It really wasn’t a big thing to me as far as which conference, it was just what school felt the best for me.”
Committing to an SEC program in Ole miss does mean a lot to Broeker.
“For sure, you know that is what many people consider to be the best conference, so knowing I can play at that level is a big confidence booster for me going into my senior season in high school,” he said.
As for the type of offensive lineman Ole Miss is getting in Broeker?
“I think my biggest strength is my athletic ability,” he said. “I play a lot of basketball, so I’m able to bring that basketball type of athleticism. I move well in space and I play with a lot of aggressiveness, which I think you have to have to be an offensive lineman.”
When asked if he is shutting his recruitment down after his commitment, Broeker left little doubt.
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