The 6-foot-1, 200-pound quarterback from Capitol High School played most of last season with a torn meniscus in his knee. Despite the injury, he still managed to complete 92-142 passes for 1257 yards and 15 touchdowns, while adding another 240 yards and three touchdowns on the ground.
With his knee finally healed up, Broadway is ready to prove he is the top quarterback prospect everyone thought he would be.
“I wanted to wait until our season was over to get it fixed,” Broadway said. “So I had it scoped a few weeks ago. I’m pretty much back to normal now, about 95%. There’s a few teams that want me to come to the camps over the summer before they offer me, so I’m getting ready for that now.”
The first that Broadway is planning to attend is the Ole Miss camp in June.
“I’m going to Ole Miss in a few weeks for camp,” he said. “They came by my school earlier this spring and said they wanted to see me throw before they offered me. I really liked it the first time I visited there, so I’m ready to go back.”
If Ole Miss does offer Broadway at their camp, they will be the sixth school to do so this spring.
“I have nine offers total right now, but five of them have come just in the last few weeks,” he said. “The latest ones I’ve gotten are from Colorado, Utah, Houston, Southern Miss, and Louisiana Monroe. Alabama, Louisiana Tech, UCONN, and Nebraska have also offered, and I’m hearing a lot from Ole Miss and Virginia.”
Early in the process it was rumored that Alabama was the leader for Broadway’s services.
While he admits that was the case back then, the three-star quarterback says that it no longer holds true.
“Alabama was my favorite at one point, and I still have love for them and talk to their coaches,” he said. “But then I started getting more offers, and that kind of opened my eyes a little bit. Right now I don’t have any favorites. I just want to get out and see some schools, and then hopefully make a decision by the end of the summer.”
One school that has been missing from the Baton Rouge native’s list is the hometown LSU Tigers. He says he is interested in LSU, but isn’t sure how interested they are in him.
“I get some mail from LSU, but I haven’t talked to them on the phone and I don’t think they’ve visited my school yet,” Broadway said. “Right now I’m only interested in schools that are interested in me. They’ve told me before they want me to come to their camp in June. I’ll have to see what happens, but I’ll probably go.”
While Broadway hasn’t heard much from the LSU coaches off campus, he did get to spend some time with Gary Crowton last month when he visited LSU for the Tigers’ spring game.
“I talked with Coach Crowton during the spring game,” he said. “He said he likes my film, he just wants to see me during camp. I also got to sit in the quarterback’s meeting before the game. They run a mixed offense, not just pro style. They move the quarterback around and let him make plays. I like to play in that type of system.”
Being just a few minutes away from campus, Broadway is familiar with a few players on LSU’s roster.
But he says the one he is closest with is everyone’s favorite recruit from 2009, Russell Shepard.
“I’m real good friends with Russell Shepard,” Broadway said. “We met at the Nike camp in Baton Rouge last spring, and have stayed in touch ever since. We talk a lot whether it’s on the phone or online. He wants me to come to LSU with him.
“We’ll have to see what happens, but I’m going to be watching LSU a lot this year to see him play.”