Nebraska Football: Lincoln’s own Broc Bando showing progress in camp

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This is yet another great story for Nebraska Football.

Fall camp is always fun because there are players who may not have been heard of before, but are currently making their mark. As a freshman in particular, you are not necessarily that high up on the proverbial totem pole. For Broc Bando, being a sophomore means another year in the program, and multiple chances to prove himself during the course of camp. So far, it sounds like he is making the most of them.

Bando may be a name that some people recognize. A native of Lincoln Nebraska, the offensive lineman was a three-star recruit in high school. Committing to Nebraska on June 17, 2016, he was ranked the 154th overall player in the state of Nebraska per the 247Sports Composite Rankings. Even still, his intangibles were enough for the Nebraska Football program to take a chance on him. Measuring in at 6-foot-5, 280 pounds, Bando went to IMG Academy.

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Now, he looks to prove himself after sitting back and learning as a freshman. We know that Scott Frost values the offensive line very highly. His recruiting history tells us that. Furthermore, the quarterbacks that Nebraska Football are bringing in are extremely talented. They are going to need as much protection as possible from that line. Long story short, Bando should be able to find a place on the line at some point during his career in Nebraska.

For now, he is just looking to stand out from the rest of the crowd. When you consider that the fall camp roster is 110 players, that is a daunting task. However, he seems to be doing just that. If Nebraska can accumulate some depth on the line, that would be great. He certainly has the potential to be a strong player for the program.

As noted in a report by Mike Schafer of 247Sports, Bando has been impressing the coaches. In particular, his growth from his freshman year to now is what has impressed them the most. With so many collegiate players suffering a sophomore slump over the course of their career, the fact that Bando is excelling is great news. Hopefully, he will learn a lot this year, and be able to parlay that into even greater success in his junior season.

"An offensive lineman that has made a big jump from the staff’s first year to the staff’s second has been Broc Bando. Previously a guard, Bando is now running with the twos at left tackle and according to Austin has really come on strong with a changed mindset. The offensive line coach said Bando has really matured and it’s showing on the field."

With Bando already playing on the second unit in practice, he is already a few steps ahead from where he was last year. It will be interesting to see how much he progresses over the course of camp. There are a lot of names that I will be watching for over the next couple weeks, and Bando’s is one of them. It will be just another great story about a local kid from Nebraska playing under the lights of Memorial Stadium.