It was offer No. 11 for OKC John Marshall defensive back Justin Broiles. Oklahoma wasn’t first to reach out, but you could tell it meant something to Broiles when the Sooners offered in person last month.
What nobody realized was just how much it really meant until Monday as Broiles announced he has become OU’s seventh pledge for the 2017 class.
Broiles, ranked No. 290 in the Scout 300, makes OU an astounding 7-for-7 right now with commitments in the Scout 300. He is ranked No. 3 in the state but that could change when rankings are revisited.
Broiles entered last month with two offers but is now up to 33 after Michigan State extended the offer last weekend.
He has been busy on the visit circuit and that included another trip to Norman over the weekend to check out the first day of spring practice.
Broiles made his mark initially at OU’s summer camp and everybody knew it was just a matter of time before things fell into place for the four-star prospect.
What nobody knew was that it would fall into place in Norman. Broiles liked OU, but he had a litany of other suitors for him and Oklahoma State was the safe bet for the in-state school.
Instead, he’s going to be a Sooner. Broiles is OU’s third defensive back pledge to go with Miami Columbus’s Trajan Bandy (No. 253) and Southlake (Texas) Carroll’s Robert Barnes (No. 206).
OU’s #SoonerSquad17 class is off to the best start ever, and the addition of Broiles does nothing to slow down that momentum.
Safe to say the rest of the class is pumped: