Halifax senior Broc Grosser commits as preferred walk-on at WVU

11 October 2018



By Adam Kulikowski: 

Halifax coach Earl Mosley knows a thing or two about what it takes to be a great safety. The first-year head man in Wildcat country coached previously at Harrisburg where he watched Robert Tate and Hank Poteat develop into future NFL players.

So when Mosley says Halifax free safety Broc Grosser—the newest preferred walk-on verbal commit at West Virginia University--is better now than either former NFL player was at the same point in their career, it’s high praise.

The 6-1, 170-pound defensive back and wide receiver ranks at the top of the national list for interceptions this season with 10 through seven games. He also leads the Wildcats defense with 6,8 tackles and a team-high 454 yards on 20 receptions.

There’s a lot to like in Grosser’s game. 

“He does a great job following the eyes of the quarterback and sometimes, he goats that quarterback, Mosley said. He’s really savvy when it comes to that. That’s years of understanding the game.  He has a hunger and a thirst to be great. We talk about daring to be great. He’s taken it to another level with his work ethic and study of game film. He asks tons of questions and he’s really a student of the game. That’s his best attribute. He has the whole package to carry out what he sees on film. That’s why I compared him to the former players I coached. He’s that good. He’s the best free safety I’ve ever coached.”

It didn’t take Grosser long to lock in at WVU, after receiving the offer from Director of Player Personnel Ryan Dorchester.

The Mountaineers hold a special place in the mind of the standout senior. 

“I was beyond excited,” Grosser said. “I grew up always liking West Virginia; it was my favorite college and my brother went there from 2008-12. Every year, I was at a WVU football game. So it was a dream come true. I’ve dreamed of playing there. How cool it would be to suit up for them. It’s surreal. “

WVU believes Grosser slots in as a free safety in their Big 12 Conference program.

Halifax (7-0) travels to Juniata for a 7 p.m. showdown with the Indians October 12.