Today we received word that three-star junior college cornerback Treshon Broughton appears to be on his way to Pullman:
@CougCenter WSU there's a storm headed your way named Treshon Broughton, our son boards an airplane tomorrow to join his friend Greg/others!— gregory freeman (@Humble_Grace) August 23, 2015
Since it's Twitter, it's impossible to know for sure if this is really his dad, but there are a number of tweets in his timeline that certainly seem to confirm it. Broughton's own Twitter account makes no mention of the flight specifically, but there is this little exchange (among other vague references) that you can take as confirmation if you wish:
Broughton -- who is a part of the 2015 class -- has been noticeably absent from fall camp, with speculation surrounding academic issues. School starts on Monday, so it's possible those issues have been cleared up just in time -- a followup tweet from Freeman said Broughton has earned his associates degree. If true, that would seem to make him a full qualifier.
If he's qualified and ready to go, it's pretty unlikely Broughton will be all caught up to speed in time for Portland State, but we still expect him to factor into the Coug defense later on in the season. This would be some more, really positive news for a defense that's already gotten a lot of praise in how they've battled Wazzu's explosive offense all camp.
Washington State was able to flip Broughton's verbal commitment from Oregon State, shortly after Mike Riley left for Nebraska. Broughton was rated the No. 68 junior college prospect and was expected to play right away for the defense. He has three years to play two seasons, which means that he does have a redshirt year available if his late start to this season has put him too far behind.
Broughton signed with the Cougs even before Alex Grinch was named the defensive coordinator, primarily because of his connection with another WSU player, Greg Hoyd III - hence the reference to Greg in the tweet. Broughton lived off and on with Hoyd III and his family throughout high school, even transferring to powerhouse Vista Murietta with Hoyd. Broughton joins Wazzu out of Riverside CC, where Hoyd's father, Greg Hoyd II, coached linebackers, and developed a good relationship with inside backers coach Ken Wilson.
EDIT: Broughton confirms via Twitter he's received his associates degree, which would clear the way for him to enroll at WSU.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Proud to say that I have graduated from junior college with my AA degree. Blessed to be the first person in my family with a degree.</p>— TreyDuce (@trey_shawn3) <a href="https://twitter.com/trey_shawn3/status/635646070014373889">August 24, 2015</a></blockquote>
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