July 31, 2010

Broyld taking process slowly

Ashton Broyld has been sitting on offers from Akron and Louisville for months now and it appears as though the recruiting process is basically in a holding pattern.

The 6-foot-3, 225-pound prospect from Henrietta (N.Y.) Rush Henrietta has been looked at by some schools as an athlete and others as a dual-threat quarterback. According to Broyld's coach, Joe Montesano, that alone could be decisive when decision time comes.

"I think he's made it clear that he wants to be recruited as a quarterback," Montesano told Rivals.com on Saturday evening. "I think he would go somewhere and play another position if that's what it came to but he really, really wants to have the opportunity to go somewhere as a quarterback and be tried out there first.

"With our location, obviously there are not a lot of kids that come out of upstate New York. I can't think of a quarterback that's come out of upstate New York in a long, long time."

Broyld has done his best to maximize his exposure over the summer. He camped at Virginia and Pitt, and his coach said those two schools have been consistently sending him mail, as has Syracuse, Maryland and NC State.

His coach said he believes Louisville and Akron have recruited him as a quarterback.

"A lot of the MAC schools really, really like him. I've heard a couple of coaches say, 'This kid is bigger than us,' and that might be why they didn't pursue him," he explained. "He's just one of those kids that a lot of people know about, but people just don't know how good he is. I think things will happen a little bit later with him."

At this point most schools have told Broyld that they want to see some of his senior film before they make a final decision on whether to offer a scholarship. His coach believes he will wait things out, possibly take some official visits, and make a decision later in the process.

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