Vernon Broughton, will be announcing his decision today at some point (no time is set as far as I know). Broughton is a huge talent and a rarity in-state as a giant, versatile defensive lineman. He has the stuff you're born with and the aptitude to add the extras of strength and technique.
We'll start with the team, a team that takes much less projection to predict being good than any in recent years. Of course there are questions that will be better answered in August and beyond, but this group represents the best starting point for Texas football since...
Things heated up this evening when The Opening participants joined the Elite 11 quarterbacks here in Frisco. Measurements, 40-yard dashes, power ball, and broad jumps were followed by position-by-position situations and drills - OL vs DL, RB vs LB, WR vs CB. Just when the battles had started, in walked the four-star defensive lineman from Cypress Ridge, Vernon Broughton. Questions were asked. Answers were given.
I was able to catch up with the mother of elite defensive end prospect Vernon Broughton (Cy Ridge) after the family made its official visit to Austin this past weekend. Per the usual Yolanda Wells-Broughton offered some insightful answers, but perhaps her most telling reply is one she mostly declined. Here's how the conversation went.