Big Corner Broughton Attracting Attention

If Citrus (Calif.) College cornerback Josh Broughton (6-1, 200) has his druthers, he'll be heading for the Midwest come this fall. Broughton had Missouri on campus this week looking over his transcripts and Minnesota is coming later to do the same. 

If all is cleared, Broughton could be receiving an offer from one of those schools and heading to play Division I football this fall.

"I'm going to graduate in June, so all the schools are just looking at my transcripts," said Broughton.  "Missouri and Minnesota are looking like the two schools right now."

Broughton said that Washington and Michigan State are also showing interest in him, following his redshirt freshman season in which he had 57 tackles, 15 pass breakups, one fumble recovery and forced fumble and scored three touchdowns, two off of interceptions and one off a fumble recovery.

"I'm getting recruited as a corner, and they all want me to play corner, but if they needed me to move, I could play free (safety)," Broughton said.

He prepped at Walnut (Calif.) High, and was receiving heavy interest from UNLV, Oregon State and Wyoming during his 2003 senior season.  He ended up getting hurt his senior year and only played in four games.  Couple that with a low SAT score, and Broughton ended up at Citrus.

Broughton sat out the 2004 season, though he went to school full time, and he came back in 2005 for his first full campaign since 2002.  Now, he's chomping at the bit to continue his career.

"If I left in summer, I would have three years to play three seasons, but if I play at Citrus, I would have two to play two," said Broughton, who would then leave in December and play spring football wherever he signed.

Broughton has no preference to stay at home, saying he is open to leaving the area.  He will be at the Combine next month at his current school.

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