Recruiting: Broyles Commits To Cowboys

Standout wide receiver and cornerback Ryan Broyles of Norman, Okla., had his official visit this weekend to Oklahoma State postponed by the icy weather and road conditions. But that evidently gave him time to think about his situation and the time to ponder led him to a decision.

"I wanted to get up there this weekend one last time before I made my decision," said the 6-0, 175-pound speedster. "Waiting around this weekend gave me time to think and this is what is best for me, so I decided to go ahead and do it. It's what is best for me and my parents and I really like what is going on up there with the players anc coaches and facilities. The whole program is going the right direction."

"Ryan is going to be an Oklahoma State Cowboy," said his father Edward Moore. "He is going to stay at home and make a difference right here. His mother and I couldn't be happier about it."

Broyles is a standout player that has been a star on the gridiron and basketball court at Norman High School. A SuperPrep All-American, Broyles finished his senior season with 44 receptions for 908 yards and eight touchdowns. He also scored touchdowns as a running back (12) and a kick returner (2) for a total of 22 touchdowns. On defense he had 73 tackles and six interceptions.

As a junior he had five interceptions and 31 tackles on defense, with 370 yards receiving and five touchdowns on offense and special teams. As a sophomore he blazed on the scene with nine interceptions to lead all Oklahoma Class 6A schools in that category.

Broyles also averaged 18 points in basketball as a junior, but decided not to play this season. He is a two-time All-State performer and this season took about every honor available to him after Norman posted a 9-1 regular season record. He was also the Defensive MVP at a major pre-season combine last summer in College Station, Texas.

He was also recruited and visited Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Michigan State and Arkansas. South Carolina had also tried to get him to take a visit. His versatility is also a strength.

"I'll start out at corner at OSU," said Broyles. "They were recruiting me as an athlete, so maybe I could end up playing some offense if everything works out. But it'll be defense to start with."

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