Recruiting: Broughton Now Ready For D-I

There is no secret as to why Scott Broughton is coming to Oklahoma State. The All-American from Georgia Military College had 10 interceptions his final season for the Bulldogs and now is looking for a place to play big time Division I college football and show off.

"I have two years," Broughton said referring to his opportunity to play. "I need to go somewhere that I can play, play a lot and play in a hurry, and I think Oklahoma State is the place."

Broughton offers size at corner and the speed and athleticism you look for. It is obvious that this former running back has picked up on how to blanket a receiver in coverage and go get the football. He had four interceptions in a win over Ranger J.C. out of Texas and returned one of those for a touchdown.

The next week he picked off two more passes in another win and took one of those back 70 yards for a touchdown. Both efforts saw him named the NJCAA National Defensive Player of the Week and helped lead to his All-America honors.

He has an NFL pedigree as his older brother, Luther, graduated from Furman and went on to play tight end in the NFL for the Carolina Panthers, Philadelphia Eagles, Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears before retiring because of a chronic hamstring problem. He admits he probably wasn't ready for this opportunity coming out of high school, but the Georgia Military experience has paid off for Broughton.

"It has been good for me grade-wise," said Broughton. "It's taught me to be on time and not to take anything for granted. There is no doubt life is harder after high school. In high school you have people looking out for you that want you to move on and they will cut you a break. Being here (Georgia Military) has taught me to focus a lot more, make sure I do things for myself.

"I've also had to adapt," added Broughton. "They wanted me to give up offense and move to cornerback. I didn't want to. I almost quit and went home, but they moved me and it has turned out better than I could have ever thought."

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