January 10, 2012
Broyld ready to go
Ashton Broyld from Henrietta (N.Y.) Rush Henrietta attended Milford Academy for the last semester instead of starting his freshman year at Syracuse. For the three star prospect the wait is over as he is set to step on campus this weekend.
"I will be at Syracuse on January 14th."
For Broyld the journey to Syracuse did not go the way he had hoped. After getting his grades up enough to earn a Syracuse scholarship offer he found himself in a legal situation. Then after that and his hard work in the classroom came up a little short he found his way to Milford Academy. Even though it was not the most desired way to get to college Broyld embraced the move.
"First off I would start of by saying that my time at Milord was a good experience even though it was rough. I think it was for the best and everybody that was there I think we needed a strict kind of environment before we headed off to college," Broyld said. "I think it made all of us better people. I think I became more mentally aware of things. I think I became a smarter football player. They just prepared us for what is to come."
How exactly did this football season go while Broyld was in prep school?
"I would say that I did what I had to do and I helped my team win. I do not remember my numbers, but I think I was second on the team in touchdowns."
Milford might have made Broyld mature as a person it also did the same for him on the football field.
"Milford helped me in all aspects of the game. I can anticipate a blitz, I'm more aware of what a defense is doing and what they are trying to do to me, and I learned how to watch film. All of the little things really that will help make me a better football player."
One of the more talked about part of Broyld's recruitment has been whether or not he will in fact play quarterback or switch positions. This past season at prep school he stayed at quarterback and that will be his position to start at Syracuse.
"The plan is still to come in as a quarterback," Broyld stated. "Right now I am going to come in and start out at quarterback. Hopefully it will work out and I do not have a doubt in my mind that it will not work. If it does not work I will probably be switching."
Even though the chance for a position switch is there it has not been talked about that much because there has not even been another position talked about.
"We have not even spoken about what position I might play after quarterback, not at all."
Once Broyld sets foot on the Syracuse campus this weekend there is a lot he wants to get done, but he has not thought about goals for his time with the Orange.
"I have a lot of things that I want to accomplish. First things first I want to get in and learn the playbook, the system and I will move on from there."
For a lot of prospects when they had to prep school and open the recruiting process once again. For the new member of the Orange football team that never happened.
"I was going to Syracuse there was no other school."
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