Will Ashton Broyld ever live up to the hype? The question lingers there for every Syracuse fan. We knew about his prodigious talents as he ripped through high school just an hour down the road at Rush-Henrietta. We watched him get publicly embarrassed for his “exposure” circus before he even stepped on the SU campus. We waited until his isolation at Milford Academy expired.
It’s been a long road, Orange Nation and Broyld. And last season we finally saw some of that lightening. Fans had just a bite of the appetizer. 36 rushes for 171 yards (4.8 average), seven receptions for 53 yards (7.6 average) and one kick return for 10 yards. It’s no surprise the mailbag question this week to Poloquin was about AB.
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Fans want to know if we anticipated Broyld’s arrival in vain. Will he forever be just another athlete/quarterback washout, hyped but never delivered? Personally, I think there’s reason to be very optimistic about Broyl...