Last fall, Broyles was only one of two true freshmen along with quarterback Keith Nichol to appear on the preseason depth chart.
But a day before the season opener, Stoops suspended Broyles after he was charged with stealing gas from a Norman-area convenience store.
Instead of playing, Broyles redshirted.
But he began to create a buzz again in December while emulating West Virginia dual-threat quarterback Pat White during practices leading up to the Fiesta Bowl.
And Broyles carried that momentum as a playmaker into the spring.
When he recovers, the 5-foot-10, 175-pound Broyles should factor into the receiver rotation, especially in the slot.
"He's not the tallest in stature, but he makes up for it with his explosiveness,” Norvell said. "He was making a lot of big plays. He's going to be a good player.”