It's looking like an even better year minute by minute in the state of Oklahoma, and one of the biggest reasons why is because of guys like Norman, Okla., standout cornerback/receiver Ryan Broyles.
The 5-foot-11, 160-pound Broyles already has scholarship offers from Oklahoma State and from Texas Tech, but the list of suitors remains quite long for the player ranked in the pre-evaluation Rivals100.
"I've been getting mail from everywhere in football," Broyles said. "I can't even name all the places, but I have offers from OSU and Texas Tech so far. I just want to take my time on making a decision. I just want to take it all in right now. I know I'm graduating early so I'll squeeze it all into the next few months, but it may come down to December before I know where I'm going. I plan to visit all of my top five schools before making the decision."
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Broyles is a unique guy – he grew up a Texas fan living in Norman, Okla. But that doesn't mean that Texas or even Oklahoma has an advantage with him. He says he's going to let the process play itself out before he makes any kind of decision.
"I grew up a Texas fan a little bit," he said. "Whatever choices I have I'll look at every school. Texas doesn't have an edge or anything with it. I wouldn't say Oklahoma has an advantage either. (Mossis Madu) is one of my best friends, but I can't say right now whether that will play a role in my decision.
"I will probably take the same path he did in things. I just want a place where my parents can visit me with a good education system and good graduation ratings and things like that."
Broyles said several schools have been talking about an offer.
"I've been getting hints from some schools talking about offers," he said. "Nebraska is one of the teams I think I might receive one from soon. They are a team I'm pretty interested in right now. The four teams I'm most interested in right now that I've heard from are probably Notre Dame, Nebraska, Miami and Oklahoma. That could change by tomorrow, but right now those are the teams I like the most."
Broyles had been keeping busy this winter playing basketball, but his season came to a crashing end in the regional playoffs.
"We were the higher ranked team, but they came in and beat us on our own court," he said. "It was tough, but they came to play that day. I'm the point guard for the team, but I haven't received any mail for basketball."
Broyles doesn't know what his plans are this summer quite yet.
"I'm not sure which camps I'll be going to," he said. "We usually go up to Tulsa at my school for their camp, but I'm not sure we're doing that this year. I know I'll be going to NIKE Camp at College Station, but I'm not sure about much after that."