Name: Ashton Broyld
Position: Wide Receiver
Hometown: Rochester, N.Y.
High School: Rush Henrietta HS
2013 Stats: Ashton put together a nice season after transitioning from runner to pass catcher. Although he was shut out of the end zone, he solidified himself as one of Syracuse's best weapons. His 452 receiving yards led the team.
2014 Projections: As Sean K. said last month, Broyld and Brisly Estime are on the "Whatever You Have To Do To Put The Ball In His Hands, Do It" list. Yes, that will include those bubble screens which we all love so much. But also through direct snaps, reverses and other trick plays. Whatever it may be, Broyld has the speed, size and strength to dominate the ACC.
How'd He Get Here: The Rochester native
honored his contract and stayed in New York. He chose Syracuse over Akron, Eastern Michigan and Louisville. But Broyld failed to academically qualify. He spent a year at Milford Academy before coming to campus.
What'd Recruiting Sites Say: Three stars from ESPN and Rivals. Scout was nice enough to give him the four star treatment. You do you, Scout.
"I just hate losing. If somebody beat me in a video game I'd break the game, break the controller, cry. I hate losing. If you know me, you know where I'm coming from. You can look at it as a negative but I love winning."
Links of Wonder: "Ashton Broyld is the Nicki Minaj of Syracuse Football".
Twitterfeed: His infrequent tweets can be found @abroyld. Although it seems that he may have once had the handle, @jerk12310.
Tweets of Wonder:
Kinda miss football right about now— ashton broyld (@abroyld) April 28, 2014
You and me both, bro.
What Does Shafer Think of Him:
"He’s done a nice job. We want to create mismatch issues for the defense and try to better get him even more opportunities to make plays."
Interesting Nugget O'Interest: His father, Ashley, played football for the University of Maryland. But he's not the only player with athletic family times. A dozen players on last year's roster had relatives who played college or pro football.
Let's Get a Good Look Atcha: You may have seen John Raymon's rendition of the dougie. But have you seen Ashton attempt the cha cha slide?