Ahead of Ohio State’s latest weekend with official visitors on campus, Houston Cy Ridge’s Vernon Broughton is confirmed to be in Columbus for the Friday-through-Sunday slate.
The 6-5, 286-pounder took to Twitter and announced his attendance Thursday before the Buckeyes’ biggest official visit weekend yet.
He is the 247Sports composite’s No. 71 overall prospect, No. 6 defensive tackle and No. 10 player in Texas for 2020.
— Vernon Broughton ll (@Broughto1Vernon) June 13, 2019
Tucson (Ariz.) Salpointe Catholic five-star running back Bijan Robinson (6-0, 200) and Pickerington (Ohio) Central three-star defensive end Ty Hamilton (6-3, 250) are two other targets in the class of 2020 slated for official visits over the weekend.
Baltimore St. Frances four-star running back Blake Corum (5-9, 180), Charlotte (N.C.) Providence Day School four-star defensive tackle Jacolbe Cowan (6-5, 277), Aurora (Colo.) Eaglecrest three-star center Reece Atteberry (6-5, 280) and Olney (Md.) Good Counsel three-star outside linebacker Mitchell Melton (6-3, 235) are the four others set to officially visit.
OSU offered Broughton roughly five months ago Jan. 17, joining crowded competition for the four-star recruit, who now reports 25 offers.
Before Ohio State, Broughton took three of his five available official visits. He checked out Texas (May 3-5), Arkansas (May 31-June 2) and LSU (June 7-9). Broughton caps the trips June 21-23 at Texas A&M.
After he played his sophomore season in 2017 at Houston Spring Woods, Broughton was a first-team all-district selection on the 2018 campaign as a junior with Cy Ridge.
He punched his ticket to The Opening Finals June 30-July 3 at The Star in Frisco, Texas, after a strong regional performance March 17 at Legacy Stadium in Houston.
At the regional, Broughton recorded times of 5.03 seconds in the 40-yard dash and 4.75 seconds in the 20-yard shuttle, adding a 24.40-inch vertical jump.