FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - The Offense-Defense All-American Bowl is definitely a new experience for Rivals250 cornerback Ryan Broyles.
Broyles has never been to the state of Florida and is getting a chance at playing the safety position in the game. The 6-foot, 170-pounder also has narrowed down his list to three schools and could have a decision soon if everything goes to plan.
"This is just a great opportunity playing with a bunch of good guys and familiar faces that I've seen on Rivals.com," Broyles said. "This is going to be fun. I'm also still deciding whether or not I'm going to announce this week or not."
Tennessee, Arkansas, and Oklahoma State are the three schools Broyles is looking at. However, this may not be the final list. The Sooner State corner says that Texas Tech and Texas A&M aren't completely out of it.
The Volunteers may also be receiving a visit on Jan. 13. His parents are obviously helping Broyles with this big choice.
"My top three aren't final, they could change easily," Broyles said. "I talked with my parents and they know its crunch time right now. They want me to be somewhat close to home, but they like a lot of schools. They're big college football fans too."
Many are saying Broyles may be a slam dunk for the in-state school. He's heard that talk as well.
"Off and on that comes up a lot," Broyles said about the rumors with OSU. "That's not the case though. I like that school a lot but I'm still open."
This week Broyles will break out of his routine and shift to the safety position. Like recruiting, he's open to new opportunities and is going into it with an open mind.
"I guess I'll get a chance to show off my safety skills," Broyles said. "That will be fun too."