Boise State's future has always looked bright under the direction of coach Dan Hawkins.
The Broncos have stepped up their recruiting efforts all over the West and after landing one-three star quarterback two weeks ago, the Broncs landed another three-star quarterback on Saturday when one of the top players in California pledged to coach Hawkins.
"I just got an offer from Boise State yesterday morning," San Diego Mira Mesa quarterback Mike Coughlin said. "I called coach Hawkins and told him that I was committing. He was very excited about it.
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"I like the type of offense that Boise State runs, and they like to pass a lot. When I went up there for camp, they made me feel right at home. I really like the coaches a lot."
Coughlin, who is 6-foot-4 and 201 pounds, joins quarterback Cody Hawkins and linebacker Ben Chandler as three-star commitments for Boise State. Coughlin said the coaches were honest with him about taking two quarterbacks and he doesn't mind a little competition.
"It's a great honor to be offered by a program of that caliber, and I knew they wanted to take two quarterbacks," Coughlin said. "I was recruited by coach (Kent) Riddle. He's just a nice guy."
Coughlin camped this summer at Boise State, Arizona and Colorado. He impressed at each place and Colorado and Arizona told him that they were on the verge of also offering him scholarships if he could be patient and wait on them – but when Boise State offered it was all over.
Now Coughlin can focus on his senior season, and that starts bright and early tomorrow with his team's first practice.
"I want to win a CIF championship before I leave," he said. "We moved down a division, so it's going to be different – not different in a good or bad way – but different in that we'll be playing a lot of new teams. I'm excited about our schedule. I'll get to go out there and show my stuff.
That includes a battle against Long Beach Poly in week four.