February 22, 2008

LSU picks up its first commit of 2009

Houston Independent School District (HISD) prospect Michael Brockers committed to LSU Friday after being offered by his childhood favorite.

"I really commend Michael because he's always said if LSU offered that he would commit," Chavez coach Mike Jackson said. "He was offered and talked with the coaches, and went ahead and committed. If LSU didn't offer, I think he would have really looked at Texas, Texas A&M and Florida, but he's done."

The 6-foot-6, 255-pound defensive end had several Big 12 offers as well as the University of Houston, and could be either an offensive or defensive lineman at the college level.

"He just has great size and wingspan," Jackson said. "Some schools like Florida wanted to make him an offensive tackle while others like him on the defensive side of the ball. He's got the size and length to do either."

Brockers will be playing a basketball playoff game this weekend, so he was not able to make LSU of Texas' junior day.

Brockers has been on the HISD radar since his freshman season. He played at Milby High School before tranferring to Chavez as a sophomore. Due to transfer rules, Brockers had to play junior varsity as a sophomore where he dominated. He had a tremendous junior season on varsity last year.

"I saw Brockers grab our quarterback and our running back at the same time in the backfield," Westbury coach Keeath McGee said. "He's wingspan is so impressive. He'll be a good one and dominate this season."

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