Broyles Is Looking Forward To USC Visit

Norman (Norman, OK) standout athlete Ryan Broyles is one of the top overall athletes in the Sooner State this year, and he has seen his offer list skyrocket in recent months. The versatile Broyles could play either cornerback or wide receiver on the college level, and he has drawn scholarship offers from some of the top football programs in America.

"I've got offers from Michigan State, Tulsa, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Kansas, Iowa State, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, and Arkansas."

With such an impressive list of offers, Broyles has yet to narrow his list down, and he does not claim a group of favorites.

"No, I don't have any favorites."

Broyles did, however, take the time to comment on three schools that currently have his attention.

Texas A&M – "I took my official visit there, and I liked what I saw. My relationship with the DB coach is pretty cool. The facilities and everything down there is good."

Oklahoma State – "I have a good relationship with all of the coaches. They offered me first, so I've been talking to them since about January. Their facilities are coming up over there, and all the coaches are just coming in. They have a new head coach and everything."

South Carolina – "South Carolina is just SEC football. I got introduced to them by one of my old coaches, Jerrell Jackson, and he played under Steve Spurrier Jr. back in the day at Oklahoma. So I got in good with him, and I've been talking with Coach Steve Spurrier Jr. He's a pretty good guy, so I'm looking forward to this weekend."

Broyles, who measures in at 5'11, 175 pounds, will be making his second official visit of the recruiting process this weekend when he visits South Carolina, and he described what he is looking forward to on that trip.

"Yeah, I'm making an official visit to South Carolina this weekend. I'm just looking forward to the atmosphere, and I want to see how the coaches are. My recruiter is Steve Spurrier Jr, and I've only talked to his dad once. I just want to get a feel for all the coaches and the players."

The 4-star rated prospect already has a timeframe in mind for when he would like to make a decision.

"I want to make it before the playoffs start, which would be in the middle or end of November."

While many schools are recruiting him as a cornerback, Broyles stated that South Carolina likes him as a wide receiver.

"They're looking at me as a receiver. They said they'd take me either way, but they want me at receiver."

When asked if he preferred playing one position over the other, Broyles gave the following response.

"It's up in the air. I'm not sure right now. Just whatever is the best opportunity that I have at the school that I pick."

Broyles totaled 370 yards receiving and 5 touchdowns on offense as a junior, along with 31 tackles and 5 interceptions on defense. Three games into his senior season, Broyles is on track to have another monster year, and he is hoping to lead his Norman team to a state title.

"We're 3-0, so we're doing pretty good. We're looking pretty good. I have 8 touchdowns and 4 interceptions so far. We're looking at challenging for a state title now. We weren't ranked at the beginning of the season, but we're at #6 right now, so we're proving a lot."

When asked to describe himself as a player, Broyles stated that his talents go beyond physical ability.

"I'm an all around player. I don't really have the physical attributes, but I'm just aggressive and I'm football smart."

However, despite being one of the most highly touted prospects in the midwest this year, he is never satisfied. According to Broyles, he is a student of the game and is always looking to improve.

"Definitely, I want to improve physically and mentally. I want to work on my speed, my body control, and I just want to learn the game more."

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