Recruiting: Broyles A Big Part Of Junior Day

The Oklahoma State coaching staff hosted approximately 30-35 juniors on Saturday for Junior Day but winter and spring sports kept some of the prospects high on the Cowboys' list at home. Upsets in basketball kept Millwood's Gerald Jones and Tremaine Swindell, and Tulsa Union offensive lineman Matt Romine at home to play in games to qualify for the state tournament. Enid's Austin Box had baseball commitments. Norman two-sport standout Ryan Broyles did make it to Stillwater.

"It went pretty good," Broyles said of his trip to OSU. "I stayed for the whole day and the basketball game (vs. Baylor) that night."

Broyles had five interceptions playing cornerback at Norman this past season and was also the Tigers top threat at wide receiver. Norman kept the ball on the ground a lot with standout and OU signee Mossis Madu rushing for more than 1,500 yards and 25 touchdowns. Broyles also informed us that Norman quarterback and basketball point guard Press Taylor recently signed with Butler County (Kan.) Community College, following the path of his older brother Zac Taylor, the current quarterback at Nebraska.

Broyles averages right around 18 points a game on the basketball court, but said he will stick to football in college.

"Right now I'm getting letters from schools all over the country," said the 5-11, 170-pounder. "I look forward to coming home and checking the mail every day. Both the schools that have offered me have asked me where I want to play. I told them I wasn't sure, but I'm thinking cornerback. I like offense and defense both, and I really want to play where I can just be on the field."

The other question that comes up, since he does live in Norman, is whether Broyles is a longtime OU fan and just waiting for Oklahoma to come through with an offer.

"No, that's really not the deal," said Broyles. "I just want to keep all my options open and look at all the schools. I liked what I saw on Saturday at Oklahoma State."

Among the other standouts on the OSU offer list from Saturday's Junior Day were Dallas (Lincoln), Texas linebacker Richetti Jones. Jones is the number one linebacker prospect in Texas, a three-year letterman who played on the Lincoln Class 4A runner-up squad as a sophomore and is already a two-time All-Area pick in the Metroplex. Also on hand was Waxahachie offensive lineman Jason Hannan. The 6-3, 280-pounder is a dominant blocker at the high school level and projects well for college.

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