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November 24, 2006
Broyles ready for AA Bowl challenge
West Team (roster)
6-0, 170, 4.51
Broyles in action
You can call Ryan Broyles a number of different things, but the most appropriate would be confident.
The 6-foot, 170-pound four-star prospect is ready for a challenge any day of the week. So when he was selected by Rivals.com to play in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl, he was ready and willing.
He'll get that chance on live television. The all-star game is scheduled for Jan. 4 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and will be broadcast on ESPNU.
"It's a really big honor to be selected by Rivals.com to play in this game," he said. "There isn't always a lot of talent around here in Oklahoma, so this will give me a good feeling where I stand after going against a lot of the best players in the country. This will tell me how I stack up. I know by the time the game is over, you guys at Rivals are going to have me in the Rivals100."
Broyles is also excited about playing in the game because it'll give him a chance to visit Florida.
"I've never been down there before, so it'll be really fun," he said. "I hear the weather is great, and you never know what you're going to get in Oklahoma that time of year. I'm looking forward to it."
Broyles lists Texas A&M, Oklahoma State, Tennessee, Texas Tech, Arkansas and South Carolina as his top teams. He's already taken visits to Michigan State, Texas A&M.
"I'm going to South Carolina for sure on Dec. 8," Broyles said. "And then it's going to probably be Tennessee or Arkansas. I'm going to take all five of them and then figure out what my school will be. If it's January and I'm still not decided, then there's a chance that I could commit at the All-American Bowl."