July 24, 2009

Four-star quarterback makes the call

Since early in the recruiting process Baton Rouge (La.) Capitol dual-threat quarterback Terrance Broadway had been one of the most highly sought after quarterbacks in the country. The four-star prospect has picked up scholarship offers from around the southeast and the country and now he has decided to end his recruitment.

"I committed to Houston," Broadway said on Friday afternoon. "I went down there on Wednesday and Thursday and then I came back down and talked to (Capitol head coach) Coach Germany and made the decision to commit."

Broadway's recent visit to the Houston campus was his first one and it allowed him to see everything he needed to make his decision. He was blown away by the trip and quickly decided to end things.

"I was overwhelmed," he said of the visit. "It was just everything from the facilities to the academics to the living standards and just my chances of being able to play early from my redshirt freshman or sophomore year on."

Broadway had a diverse group of schools interested in him and recently had had begun to narrow things down. With his final five consisting of Mississippi State, Connecticut, Oregon, Louisiana Tech and Houston, Broadway couldn't find a place that gave him the same feeling that Houston did.

"I started looking around, taking visits," he said. "I took a visit to Mississippi State, took a visit to Alabama. It's just where I felt comfortable. Houston just felt different from all the other places."

Due to his athleticism combined with his throwing ability, Broadway is a perfect fit for Pat Sumlin's offense and he is excited for his future in such a wide open attack.

"It mostly came down to that offense," he said. "My top five that I had posted on Rivals were all spread offenses. They were the number one or two offense in the country so they're supposed to be the same this year and for years to come."

The commitment is a huge weight off of the shoulders of Broadway but now that he is openly pledged to the Cougars, recruiting is not yet done for him. Now he is focused on helping the Houston staff continue to build on its strong 2010 class.

"It felt like an elephant had been dropped off my back," he said of his commitment. "I had a lot going on. Recruiting was kind of fun but I got over it. I'm going down to their camp tomorrow not to workout but just to watch and to start working on our class for 2010."


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