Red Raiders Add Another Burner at Wideout

Houston Washington WR <b>Jeremy Broadway</b>, after taking an official visit to Lubbock, Texas, switched his soft verbal status from Oklahoma State to Texas Tech.<P>

"I felt like it was the best thing for me to do, so I went ahead and did it," said Jeremy Broadway on switching his pledge to Texas Tech. "That offense provides a lot of opportunities for me as a receiver. And, you can't overlook that. It's been proven that if you're a wide receiver in their offense, you're going to catch a lot of balls. I feel like if I get the ball 50, 60, or 70 times a year, with what I'm able to do after the catch, will be a lot of fun for me."

Broadway, whose host was Chris Parker, said he really got along with him, the players and the coaches. He also spoke fondly of the Tech wide receiver group.

"All of the receivers there (TTU) are really cool," Broadway explained. "They said when I get down there that they're going to treat me like I'm a little brother, and they're going teach me how to become an even better wide receiver."

This year, Broadway was not utilized as often as he was his junior year at Booker T. And that fact has actually worked in favor of his committing to the Red Raiders.

"I know if I go to Tech," Broadway revealed, "I won't have to go through not catching many passes like I did this year. I know that it's going to be a lot more fun for me being in an offense where I'm going to get the ball quite a bit."

While the Texas Hot 100 #54 is in fact committed to the Red Raiders, he still has an official visit to make this weekend, and quite possibly another one after that.

The 5-11, 185-pound burner headed out this morning to check out Wisconsin officially and has one more available, which would more than likely go to Oklahoma State January 14.

"I'm not sure what I'm going to do," he said. "I might go ahead and take that last official visit to Oklahoma State just to be sure. But I'm pretty confident in my decision to commit to Texas Tech."

The Oklahoma State coaches had special teams coach Joe DeForest at his school yesterday trying to convince him that it is Stillwater that is the place for him.

"I have a really good relationship with Coach DeForest," Broadway said. "The best relationship I have with any other coach. And, it was hard on me to tell him that I was going to go to Texas Tech. He told me I was making a mistake. You know, trying to convince me to go to Oklahoma State. But I have to make the best decision for me and I think that's Texas Tech."


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