Mailbag – Recruiting Ryan Broyles

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With the 2014 class winding down and everyone kind of anxious to see where people end up we received a question that seemed relevant.

A reader asked what led me (Ryan Broyles) to the multiple switches back and forth from OU to OSU.

The switch wasn’t about trying to have fun with the process or anything of the sort. I was truly undecided. Oklahoma State offered me first and I wanted to stay close to home so I jumped on the offer and committed. The evening of my commitment Oklahoma extended an offer. I struggled with the decision and went back and forth on the commitment because on the one hand I had OSU who I felt a great sense of loyalty to. Afterall they were the first of the two big in-state schools to offer. On the other hand I had my hometown school and all the things that go with the name “Oklahoma”.

In the end it was just too tough to leave my hometown of Norman. And it was tough to say no to a championship-type coach in Bob Stoops. That ultimately made me switch my commitment back to OU and I’m really glad I made that decision.

As always we appreciate questions from our readers and if anyone has any questions for me (Ryan) or any of us please email us!

  • SoonerFan11

    One of the Sooner greats…. We are also glad you made that decision Ryan….

  • Sooner Ray

    Don’t know what we would have done without you Ryan. Not only the clutch plays you made but also coaching up the younger receivers. Thanks for being a SOONER!

  • ohiosoonerdevildog

    Ryan, I contacted the Lions and they said you can suit up for OU for one more year.

  • ohiosoonerdevildog

    But on a more serious note. Who left on our board do you think we have to get?

  • Shelby is a Patriot

    The idea of you having played at Okie St instead of OU is scary. Thank you, Ryan, for dominating with us instead of against us. BOOMER SOONER!

  • Indy_sooner

    When I went back and checked, you were actually listed as a cornerback. What made you change your mind and was OSU recruiting you as a receiver too?
    Obviously turned out to be an EPIC WR at that.

  • lovethemsooners

    C’mon Ryan, we all know you chose OU because you didn’t want to have to wear that ugly ass shade of orange.

    Seriously though, did Orange Pride have anything to do with your decision?

    No really, seriously, I hope you recover quickly and become the best slot receiver in the NFL.


  • connie usa

    Ryan. Loved as a player at OU and love you in the NFL. Will you be ready for the 2014 season? Here’s to good health!!!!

  • ToatsMcGoats

    What other site are you gonna get this from? Seriously? B/A.

  • Chris Pedersen

    Glad you heard The Lord bro hahahaha! As great as your play on the field was your character and leadership was obvious to all and I appreciate the way you represented the university and Christ

  • ccmosaic

    Ryan, I am a huge fan. You have grown from a boy to a young godly man. I want you to know as a pastor and a proud Sooner fan how proud I am of you. While all your stats will be remembered forever in Sooner lore, it is your character that amazes me the most. May God continue to shower His love on you and may you always be a shining example of our Lord Jesus. God bless bro, oh and Boomer Sooner!