New York QB Remains on Rutgers' Radar

Rutgers already has one member of its 2011 class hailing from update New York, but the Scarlet Knights' recruitment of the region isn't over. Quarterback Ashton Broyld of Rush-Henrietta High continues to communicate with the Rutgers staff, and the 6-foot-4, 225-pounder spoke to ScarletReport.com and gave an update on his recruitment, and Rutgers' interest level in him.

As Rutgers decides which quarterback to offer and pursue for the 2011 class, one possibility sits in upstate New York in Rush-Henrietta High's Ashton Broyld.

Broyld, a close friend of Scarlet Knights commit Quentin Gause of Bishop Kearney High (Rochester, N.Y.), has not received an offer but remains on the radar.

However, working against Broyld getting an offer in the short-term is his inability to camp at Rutgers because his family was going through a move.

"I'm hearing from Rutgers," Broyld said. "I was in the process of moving, so I couldn't (attend camp). They say they like me as a quarterback. Right now all my mail is on hold, so I should be hearing something soon. I'll probably call (assistant) coach (Bob) Fraser to see what is happening."

Broyld is 6-foot-4, 225 pounds and athletic, but there is also a debate as to where the dual-threat quarterback should play in college.

He said Louisville, Akron and Eastern Michigan offered him as a quarterback, but others are intrigued by his possibility of playing receiver. He added among the other schools recruiting him are Pittsburgh, Maryland, Syracuse, Michigan and Buffalo.

"Some are trying to talk me into other positions," he said, "but mainly quarterback." Right now Broyld remains committed to playing quarterback, but while some quarterbacks are keen to make a decision before the season commences, Broyld is content to wait and see what else develops.

"I thought about it, but I'm just going to wait it out," Broyld said. "I want to make sure it's the right decision. I don't want to rush into it. Even if it's my dream school, I want to make sure it's right and that I want to be there."

As a junior, Broyld threw for 1,769 yards and 17 touchdowns and added 595 rushing yards and eight scores.


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