Recruiting: Broughton Makes The Cowboy Pledge

Georgia Military College cornerback Scott Broughton said he's known where he was going to commit for close to a week but wanted to keep it quiet because he had promised to make last weekend's visit to East Carolina.

"I wanted to go on that visit to East Carolina," said Broughton. "They had been recruiting me for some time and I did say I would make a visit. I have several of my teammates from Georgia Military there and I wanted to see them, so it was a good visit. They treated me well and that caused me to delay a little. Also, my mom liked the idea of me being closer to home, but I had to make the decision for myself."

It is Oklahoma State that winds up getting the pledge from Broughton after the first-team junior college National Junior College Athletic Association All-American visited Baylor along with the Pirates and the Cowboys.

"They (OSU) want me real bad," said the 6-1, 185-pound Broughton. "They have been calling me more than the other coaches, and showing me how much they really want me and feel that I can help them. That's where I want to go, somewhere that I really feel wanted and that I can play. I only have two years, so it is most important that I go where I can play a lot right away."

Broughton, who is originally out of Huger, S.C., has legit 4.4 speed in the 40 and was third in the nation in junior college this season with 10 interceptions. He returned two of those interceptions for touchdowns and also was credited with two blocked field goals on the season.

He was twice named by the NJCAA as the National Defensive Player of the Week. The first came in a 51-25 win over Ranger J.C. from Texas when he intercepted four passes and returned one for a touchdown. The next week he repeated the honor in a win over Nassau C.C. when he intercepted two passes and returned one 70 yards for a touchdown. He also added four tackles and two passes broken up in that game.

He was named first-team All-American by NJCAA as GMC finished 9-2 with a 21-17 win over Coffeyville (Kan.) C.C. in the Golden Isles Bowl. His speed and size make him a much desired prospect to play at the corner with so many big wide receivers in the Big 12.

Broughton is not a mid-term transfer, but will graduate from Georgia Military in the spring and join Oklahoma State in the summer. He will be the second Georgia Military product on the Cowboy roster, joining defensive tackle Larry Brown who played quite a bit as a back up for OSU last season.

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