2020 Texas 4-Star DT Vernon Broughton Locks Into Ohio State OV
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.
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