South Kitsap (Port Orchard) WR/DB Bryce Broome is an interesting prospect. Over the weekend, the talented two-way player really acquitted himself quite well with a renegade team at the Barton 7-on-7 tournament that was held at Foster High School in Tukwila. Afterwards he spoke with Northwest Elite Index about what he’s been up to…
As a junior last season for the Wolves, Broome posted 55 tackles on defense (52 solo) while also hauling in a team-leading five interceptions and rushing for 217 yards on the ground. All this while hauling in 26 receptions for 326 yards and one touchdown, earning Second Team All-Narrows League behind Stanford-bound Michael Rector.
“Last year I played some fullback and some slot and then I was at DB as well,” Broome told NEI. “This year I’ll play more wide receiver so I’ve been working a lot on routes and my footwork for DBs. Last year that’s where I had a lot of success.”
When you watch Broome on the field, he doesn’t shy away from even the best competition, stepping in for reps and making play after play after play. At 5’10”, 170 pounds, some might think he isn’t very tough, but that couldn’t be further from the truth as he mixes it up plenty on both offense and defense.
“I prefer defense, but I like offense as well,” Broome admitted. “I love to hit people and then when you make that big play it just excites me.”
As far as camps this summer, Broome is mapping things out but says he has a few in mind that he’d like to attend.
“I’m going to the Barton camp at Washington (June 30th) and the Northwest Elite camp on June 8th at Mercer Island High School,” Broome said. “I might also hit some camps at some colleges, but I’m not really sure right now. A lot depends on the schedule and how things work out.”
Broome has yet to see things really pick up on the recruiting front, but he has been receiving mail from Montana and Washington State as well as some D-2 and D-3 programs.
With his work-ethic, mindset and underrated athleticism, Broome is a player to watch during the summer and this fall and he has a chance to garner some college attention with a big senior season.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cCC2iTZ5Rc Bryce Broome Highlights