Jayhawks On Broyles' List

Ryan Broyles, the No. 21-rated cornerback in the nation, is still considering Kansas among a host of colleges, he said this week.

Ryan Broyles, a superbly athletic 5-foot-11, 175-pound senior from Norman, Ok., has offers from a bevy of schools -- Michigan State, Tulsa, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Kansas, Iowa State, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, and Arkansas – but says he’s still wide open.

He recently was scheduled to visit South Carolina, but canceled the trip. He’s been to Texas A&M and will be taking an official to Texas Tech. He’s considering making a trip to KU sometime this fall, but is unsure where and when his next visits will take place.

“I’ve got to get around and see some of the places, that’s the main thing right now,” said Broyles, who could possibly play wide receiver in college. He had 370 yards and 5 touchdowns on offense as a junior, along with 31 tackles and 5 interceptions on defense. Through four games this year, all wins, he’s scored nine touchdowns and picked off four passes.

Needless to say, it will be an uphill battle for the Jayhawks here, as Broyles is a heavily sought commodity and schools like Texas Tech, Oklahoma State and South Carolina seem to have caught his fancy in terms of being his most likely visit destinations.. He also has received interest from Oklahoma, but no offer yet.

Still, he said prestige is not a major issue in his decision-making process.

“It’s a factor, but not as much. Some schools have good players at wide receiver, others have good tradition for cornerbacks. It’s just where I choose to play, in the long run,” he said. “I know [KU] has a good tradition with cornerbacks.”

He also isn’t worried about staying close to home.

“That’s not a factor at all,” he said.

He said he’s been receiving the occasional text message from Jayhawks coaches, but needs to learn more about the program before he’s able to say where the Jayhawks stand.

“I’m just pretty open on everyone right now until I find out more about these schools,” he said. “I wanted to do it [commit] by playoff time, but now I’m not sure when I’m going to be able to take my official visits.”


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