DITR: OT Broderick Shull, Bixby High School (Bixby, Oklahoma)

Broderick Shull is a 6’6 285 lbs offensive tackle from the class of 2025. He initially started playing football as a defensive lineman. Standing at 6’6 285 lbs, he has the size of an NFL lineman. He’s very shifty for his size and able to change directions whether it’s a pass or run. What separates Broderick is his strength, he’s a wrecking ball trying to create space. Every play he wants to be better. Watching a tackle pull and move the way he does is unbelievable, and when he does the players in front of him go flying. Broderick is a great player with even better characteristics. Although he plays football, he also plays basketball. Him playing basketball is going to make his footwork better. An advantage for him is that he played offense and defense so that makes things easier. I believe he will be blocking for someone on Saturdays and Sundays.

What are some things you have overcome in life?

“Some of the things I’ve overcame in life were my dyslexia and vocal cord disfunction. I’ve had to adapt, school wise, around my reading disorder and it was/is a very difficult obstacle. Vocal cord disfunction, on the other hand, was difficult in sports. I would have breathing issues similar to asthma and had to go to a special hospital to understand how to manage that.”

What are your biggest accomplishments?

“My biggest accomplishments were definitely winning state twice, one in Webb City, Missouri and one in Bixby, Oklahoma. I also have been a main character in every theatrical play I’ve been in. Either the main villain, male lead, or the main character of the play. Plus, having several well working bee hives as a bee keeper is a very great accomplishment if I do say so myself.”

What player do you compare yourself to and why?

“Well back when I played defensive line I kind of compared myself to Aiden Hutchinson because of my length and athleticism, but now as an o-lineman I don’t know who I would compare myself to. I would say I want to strive to have the technique and strength like Joe Alt and have the athleticism as Terron Armstead.”

What are your plans once you’re done with football and why?

“After football I want to have a job I majored in college. Either something in psychology or agriculture and probably do 10 years of that. Then, for the rest of my life I will either act, direct, or write books while taking care of my family’s ranch and maintaining a good bee keeping business.”

What are some goals you have for yourself, and your team next season?

“I plan to maintain my good morals and good grades. I will also become a leader for all of the linemen on the team next year for I will be the only returning lineman. With this, I will plan to help the Bixby Spartans win their 10th state championship.”

What do you like about the sport of football and how is it significant to you?

“I love football for three main reasons. One, it builds men the right way with a team that battles through adversity and life together. Second, the experiences that goes around football like the game days, the atmosphere, the recruiting, etc. Lastly, this is the only sport where you can destroy someone legally.”

What is an interesting fact about you outside of football?

“Well on my free time I like to write short books and poems about either horror or the deeper meanings to life.”

what is your dream school?

“Any school that can make me the best me I can be in both football and life.”

what position do you enjoy playing the most and why?

“Offensive tackle because the sheer amount of technique and physicality that goes into this position alone is fun for me. I love the intensity of this position, both mentally and physically.”

What are some ways your coaches have helped you?

“Since I was pretty new to bixby and the offensive tackle position I didn’t know much about technique or any of the plays they ran. So, learning all of this new stuff in a short amount of time was pretty difficult. But, my coaches, Coach Burch and Coach Montgomery, had helped me figure that stuff out with any extra time I had or walking me through stuff during practice. I thank them for all of that. I wouldn’t be the player I am right now if it wasn’t for their guidance.”

What colleges have you received any offers or interest from if any and what is your dream college to play for?

“The colleges that have offered me are Texas Tech, K-State, Mizzou, Nebraska, Illinois, Cincinnati, TCU, Boston College, Duke, Minnesota, Vanderbilt, Auburn, and Texas A&M. My dream college is whoever fits me the best.”