Coach gives latest on Terps prospect

TSR catches up with the head coach of 2011 prospect Ashton Broyld to find out the latest news in Ashton's recruiting.

The last time Turtle Sports Report spoke with 2011 prospect Ashton Broyld's head coach Joe Montesano, Ashton Broyld was just beginning his visiting process. Coach Montesano was willing to provide the latest on his process. “He attended Rutgers Junior Day and to spoke coach Schiano. He will also be visiting Syracuse and Pitt. He has mentioned going to Miami's Junior Day with another athlete from the area. I know he was planning on going down to Maryland at some point. His dad played there so he has some ties to Maryland. It is kind of tough on him to go anywhere right now because he is playing basketball, so once that ends he will be able to get out and see some schools. He recently attended the Army Junior Combine as well as a special invite and was actually recognized as one of the top 10 quarterbacks there.”

Coach Montesano has no doubt in his mind that Broyld will begin to receive offers. “I do expect him get offers. A lot of the schools want to see him at their camps and throw more in person. I do believe he will get offers form a lot of schools based on the fact he is so big and strong and can throw the ball.”

Montesano believes Broyld's pure physical ability is what 's catching coaches' attention. What's attracted so many coaches is the fact he is 6 foot 4 225 pounds and his athleticism. He runs the 40-yard dash in the 4.5 area. He has great speed and power. Along with being a tremendous athlete he throws the ball really well. He completed 72% of passes last year so he is extremely accurate. There was one game were he went 12 for 12 passing and another game he went 19 for 21. The only two incompletions were drops, so I know he can make all of the throws.”

One thing that has played against Broyld is the system he plays in. Although he produced almost 2,400 total yards and 27 touchdowns in only 9 games in the spread offense coaches still want to see a little more before the begin to extend offers to Broyld. “Our offense is more of quick passes and shotgun. So they want to see him throw from under center more, but I have seen him make all the throws. I have no doubt that he can do it.”

Coach Montesano is expecting big things from his star quarterback next season, as he is definitely the team leader. “I believe he is probably one of the top 5 players in the state from what I've seen and heard. For us he does it all. Were very fortunate that he touches the ball. We have all the surrounding pieces in place and we are hoping Ashton will be able to push us into a champion. He is a tremendous competitor and leader.”

Broyld has not expressed a top 5 to his head coach, but did say he really enjoyed his visit to Rutgers. He is also really glad to receive interest from southern schools. Coach Montesano also said he expects Ashton to take the spring and summer to take plenty of visits and attend multiple camps. Big things are on the horizon for this talent high school quaterback.

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