Lincoln Way-West junior offensive lineman Bryan Brokop took a weekend trip to Lincoln and committed to Nebraska while he was on campus visiting. The 6-5, 275-pound prospect has impressed Warriors head coach David Ernst.
“He actually hasn’t been playing football that long,” Ernst said. “He played his freshman year, and played last year and now we are five games into this year. He is a big kid, and what makes him different is his toughness and his work ethic.”
He added, “He is committed to the little things. The fundamentals are hugely important to an offensive lineman an a lot of people think that they are tedious, but he is always working on run blocking and he is really committed to begin good.”
Brokop is a Scout.com four-star and called Ernst while in Lincoln to tell him that he was committing to the Huskers. It wasn’t surprising to either party.
“When he went down for a visit for the spring game, they were his first offer and we have such great kids at our school and are very loyal,” Ernst said. “Nebraskawas his first offer and they were the first that showed interest and that was a big deal to him. I figured it would be hard one to pass up.”
Brokop had additional offers from around the country including North Carolina State, Syracuse, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana and others.
Two for Berton
Oak Park River Forest senior offensive lineman Phillp Berton has two offers and plenty of interest from Georgia State and South Dakota State.
“Georgia State was the first offer for me,” Berton said. “It was pretty cool, I didn’t expect it and it’s down south. It wasn’t a long process, it was fast which was good.”
Plus, the 6-4, 250-pound prospect has heard from plenty of other schools.
“I took a visit to a few Ivy league schools and I loved what I saw,” Berton said. “I went to Yale, Dartmouth, Harvard and I also visited Western Michigan. And in general I have been talking to Harvard, Dartmouth and Yale.”
Prendergast getting looks
Nazareth junior tight end Matt Prendergast took a weekend visit to Purdue and is getting interest from many Midwestern schools.
“I talked to a couple of the coaches and then they talked about academics,” Prendergast said. “Then I went on the field before the game and talked to my former teammate Will Colmery a bit, who plays there now.”
Colmery, a true freshman lineman, had some words of advice for Prendergast about his experience with the Boilermakers so far.
“He said that he just likes the school in general and he likes the coaches a lot too,” Prendergast said.
And as for recruiting in general, that’s going well for Prendergast as well.
“Recruiting is going well, it’s starting to pick up,” Prendergast said. “I’m hearing mainly from Purdue, Central Michigan and Iowa. I am also starting to get some interest from some other big schools,”