Recruiting: Broughton Likes What He Saw

In what looks like it was a huge weekend for the Cowboys with confirmed commitments from the likes of Butler County (Kan.) C.C. wide receiver Anthony Parks, Angleton, Texas running back Keith Toston and reported pledge from Houston Yates jumbo athlete Orie Lemon, Oklahoma State also looks good with one of the top juco cornerback prospects in the nation. Scott Broughton of Georgia Military J.C. was second in the nation among junior college players in interceptions with 10 this fall.

The 6-1, 205-pounder is just what every school wants, a big cornerback with the speed to cover and make plays.

"It was a good visit," said Broughton, who has already tripped to Baylor and will visit East Carolina (Jan. 6) and West Virginia (to be determined) later. "I really liked the campus and I was very cool with the players including my host Calvin Mickens. It was fun and I really like the coaching staff. Coach (Doug) Meacham is recruiting me."

One of the real keys to recruiting is to know how to deal with a recruit and the Oklahoma State is playing it very straight with prospects from all reports we've received. That was exactly what Broughton said he was looking for.

"I'm leaning to Oklahoma State because I can tell their coaches care," said Broughton. "When I was talking to them they didn't sugarcoat anything. They didn't tell you what you wanted to hear, they were straight. That's what I need to hear and that is what I respond to."

Broughton has time in his recruiting as he is not an early signee, but instead will graduate from Georgia Military in May and join his future school during the summer. However, with a cornerback that is not as important. It is a position where a defender has less to learn and can step into a defense much quicker.

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