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By Mark Allen
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Notre Dame Men's Basketball
Recruiting

Mike BroghammerNotre Dame received its' third verbal commitment for the incoming class of 2009 over the weekend. He is Mike Broghammer out of Orono, Minnesota. The other two verbals for 2009 are 6-8 Jack Cooley from Illinois and 6-5 Joey Brooks out of Texas.

Broghammer is 6-8 and 215 pounds. He is considered a 3-star recruit by both Rivals and Scout. Last season he averaged 12 points and 9 rebounds per game. However, recently, his stock seems to be rising due to the AAU summer basketball circuit.

Broghammer was at Notre Dame over the weekend for his official visit. He mentioned that Notre Dame just felt like the right place for him to be. According to scout.com, "I really liked the players, and I really liked the coaching staff", Broghammer said. "I loved the campus, and it just felt right to me."

Broghammer will be visiting Notre Dame again in January. He also plans to enroll during the summer school session at Notre Dame.

The power forward has some good lineage. He is the nephew of former Duke standout Christian Laettner.

I had the fortune of watching Broghammer scrimmage at the Joyce Center prior to the San Diego State-Notre Dame football game on Saturday. Physically, he is lean, but muscular. He could use a few more pounds before entering Big East play for Notre Dame. During the scrimmage, I didn't see him do much down low as far as banging. But, he did have a very good outside shot, which seems to fit the mold of recent Notre Dame forwards.

What effect will Broghammer's commitment have on another targeted big man? One of the highest rated Notre Dame recruits comes in for the Michigan game. His name is Ryan Kelly. Will Mike Brey secure another commitment from another big man for the class of 2009? That would bring the total of big men verbals to three. Kelly, who is also being recruited by North Carolina and Duke, would be a huge get.

Stay tuned!

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