Vernon Broughton, defensive tackle, Houston Cypress Ridge
FYI: 4-stars; 6-5/286; No. 11-ranked DT
Fabulous 55 ranking: 9th
Committed: July 17
What he brings to Texas’ table: Broughton is a former defensive end who’s growing into an athletic defensive tackle. He’ll be moved around in Texas’ odd man front if new defensive coordinator Chris Ash keeps it. Broughton’s continued growth will determine his eventual landing spot, whether it be at nose guard or as a jumbo defensive end like Charles Omenihu or Ta’Quon Graham.
He didn’t start playing football competitively until he was a freshman in high school, meaning his potential is untapped. The upside is as immense as Broughton’s frame because of his length, strength and athleticism.
Texas missed on the state’s best defensive lineman in 2019 when DeMarvin Leal picked Texas A&M. The Longhorns have evened the score by landing Broughton, the state’s best defensive line prospect this year. He’s a versatile athlete with experience playing on the edge. That should give him an advantage pass rushing against interior linemen.
Broughton is a future starter if he proves himself as a consistent force against the run.
Welcome to the family, Vernon Broughton II! 🤘
— Texas Football (@TexasFootball) December 18, 2019
He said it: “Basketball helped my motor. It’s instinct from running up and down the court. The fourth quarter is a fight. You have to push through it.” — Broughton
Texas' 2020 recruiting classA list of Texas commitments in the 2020 recruiting class.
|Hudson Card||QB||Lake Travis||4||May 25 (2018)|
|Logan Parr||OG||San Antonio O'Connor||4||Oct. 28 (2018)|
|Jake Majors||OG||Prosper||4||Jan. 24|
|Jaylen Garth||OT||Port Neches-Groves||4||Feb. 17|
|Jaden Hullaby||ATH||Bishop Dunne||3||March 30|
|Ja'Quinden Jackson||QB/ATH||Duncanville||4||June 3|
|Kitan Crawford||CB||John Tyler||4||June 21|
|Prince Dorbah||OLB||Highland Park||4||July 9|
|Vernon Broughton||DT||Cy Ridge||4||July 17|
|Andrej Karic||OT||Southlake Carroll||3||July 24|
|Bijan Robinson||RB||Salpointe Catholic (Ariz.)||5||Aug. 2|
|Jerrin Thompson||S||Lufkin||4||Aug. 11|
|Xavion Alford||S||Alvin Shadow Creek||4||Aug. 16|
|Troy Omeire||WR||Fort Bend Austin||4||Sept. 20|
|Dajon Harrison||ATH||Hutto||3||Nov. 5|
|Sawyer Goram-Welch||DT||Longview||3||Dec. 15|
|Jaylan Ford||OLB||Frisco Lone Star||3||Dec. 19|
|Kelvontay Dixon||WR||Carthage||4||Feb. 4|
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