Broadus wants to put HBCUs on the forefront

By Michael Kinney

Before his senior season began Cameron Broadus made a decision to get serious about football. It was something he hadn’t done to the full extent during his time at Mustang.

This new dedication to his craft wound up allowing Broadus to be a pivotal player for the Broncos as they marched toward the postseason and into the 6A semifinals.

It also put Broadus on the map for college programs looking for a wide receiver who is just starting to tap his potential.

“I was basically just helping myself, really,” Broadus said. “Just doing what I got to do. Keeping my head down.”

That decision paid off for Broadus earlier this month when he signed a National Letter of Intent to play football at Langston University.

Located in Langston, LU is one of 101 Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the United States. But the fact it is the only HBCU in Oklahoma was a major reason why he chose the Lions as his new home.

“I always wanted to go to an HBCU,” Broadus said.

According to Broadus, Langston has always been a school that he has kept an eye on.

“It’s always been on my mind since I was in eighth grade,” Broadus said. “I had an AAU basketball coach that coached at Langston and he was just telling me how it is up there, and it was all good.”

In recent years there has been a movement by some of the top high school athletes in the country to choose HBCUs over offers from elite D-I institutions. Some of the players include Travis Hunter, the No. 1 rated player in the 2022 Class. He signed with Jackson State University instead of Florida State.

“The HBCU wave. Like Travis Hunter,” Broadus said. “I feel like we just got to bring more publicity to the HBCUs and we got to make that happen.”

Broadus wants to be more than a football player when he gets to Langston. He wants to be an example for others to follow.

“When I get there, I want to change something,” Broadus said. “HBCUs always get a bad rap. So I want to show them it’s not bad. You got to come up there.”

Michael Kinney Media

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