Tuscon (Ariz.) Canyon del Oro senior linebacker Aaron Tevis has made a decision. With offers from Boise State, Wyoming, and UNLV, the choice was not an easy one, but in the end, Tevis knew what he wanted to be — a Bronco.
"It has been my dream since I was a little kid to play college football," Tevis said.
With his dream about to be fulfilled at Boise State, Tevis is excited to get to school and get started.
"I can't wait to get on that blue field. I think it will be really cool," said the linebacker.
At 6-foot-4 and 200 pounds, the senior runs the 40-yard dash in 4.68 seconds, his bench max is 255 pounds, his squat max is 345 pounds, and he possesses a 29-inch vertical —all solid statistics for the soon-to-be freshman.
"I still need to gain some weight and get stronger and quicker," said Tevis. "But that will come with hard work."
Football was not the only reason the Arizona prep star chose Boise State.
"I really liked the coaches and the players," said Tevis. "The coaches are great and made me feel real comfortable. And the facilities are top-notch.…I also really like the community and the city life."
The senior boasts a 4.1 GPA and will most likely enroll in the engineering program.
"Boise State has a very good engineering program," said the linebacker. "It was definitely a strong reason I decided to go to Boise State."
Another reason Tevis decided to matriculate as a Bronco was the rise of the football program to national prominence over the last couple of years.
"They are so good right now, No. 8 in the country and on the way to the Fiesta Bowl," said Tevis. "How could I turn down playing for a program like that?"
Joining a quality team will not be easy, though, and playing time will have to be earned.
"It won't be until the end of summer camp before the coaches decide whether or not to redshirt me or whatever," added Tevis. "But I am really excited to practice with the defense — the other stuff will work itself out."
Boise State fans are sure it will all work out as well.