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4-star SDE Vernon Broughton includes Texas in top 10

The Longhorns remain firmly in the mix with the coveted Houston-area edge rusher.

Joe Hamilton

Just hours after the 2019 class came to a close, the Texas Longhorns made headway with a key 2020 target, as Houston Cy Ridge strong-side defensive end Vernon Broughton named Texas in his top 10.

Alabama, Oklahoma, Georgia, Tennessee, Houston, Texas A&M, LSU, Ohio State, and USC are the other programs still in the mix with the four-star edge rusher.

Arkansas, Colorado, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, and TCU are among the 13 programs that now find themselves on the outside of Broughton’s recruitment looking in.

A 6’5, 280-pound multi-sport talent who also excels on the hardwood, Broughton stems from a basketball background and has only spent just a few seasons on the football field, yet his tremendous upside to that end has allowed him to blossom into one of the most coveted talents in the nation in short order.

Broughton is currently projected to side with Texas when it’s all said and done, with the Longhorns owning his only two Crystal Ball projections. Broughton’s frequent presence on the Forty Acres certainly supports those predictions.

In addition to touring Texas last summer and then again for the Longhorns win over USC, Broughton was on campus once again just weeks ago for Texas’ major recruiting weekend on Jan. 19. His most recent trip, however, was to Texas A&M, as he visited the College Station last weekend for the Aggies Super Bowl event.

Broughton is ranked as the nation’s No. 211 player, No. 13 strong-side defensive end, and as the No. 26 player in Texas, per the 247Sports Composite.