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3-star OL Nick Broeker commits to Ole Miss over Michigan State

Jack Bicknell snags one out of the Land of Lincoln.

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Earlier this Spring, Jack Bicknell added three-star Bryce Ramsey to the #MississippiMade fold, beginning the process of re-stocking the offensive line. Jack Bicknell’s room is going to have plenty of space soon after Jordan Sims, Sean Rawlings, Javon Patterson, and more than likely Greg Little will be gone after 2018.

And now, Bicknell has added yet another commitment to help alleviate the losses now that three-star offensive tackle Nick Broeker has decided to verbally pledge to the Ole Miss Rebels. The newest member of the 2019 class made a return trip to Oxford for the elite camp and to see the campus once more with his parents and evidently it was enough to get Nick to make the call.

The Springfield, Ill. native chose the Rebs over the in-state Fighting Illini and other offers from Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan State, Minnesota, Missouri, Purdue, and Rutgers among others. He is also generating interest from Iowa, Northwestern, and Penn State.

The No. 96 offensive tackle in the country is the 13th commit in the 2018 class and the Rebs class remains in the top 20.

How does he fit in?

Broeker stands 6’6, 283-pounds, the ideal frame to build around for an offensive tackle. The Sacred Heart Griffin junior has been a mainstay on the offensive line for the Cyclones. During his three years playing varsity football, SHG is 34-5 and made it to the quarterfinals twice and the state championship. The winning pedigree is a nice addition to the All-Conference and All-Metro player’s already sparkling tool kit.

Broeker shows the flexibility to move from left to right tackle and has no problem getting out in space, taking on smaller defensive backs for screens and stretch plays. His initial punch isn’t the strongest but once he gets his mitts on you, he has powerful leg drive and leverage to finish you off. With some refined technique and tutelage from Bicknell, Broeker would be a nice replacement for Little at left or Alex Givens at right.