Orlando (Fla.) Dr. Phillips quarterback Nick Patti had seen enough. After taking a few trips leading up to the spring and then giving it plenty of reflection, he figured out where his next home will be.
"I decided to commit to Boise State," Patti said. "I did it tonight."
Patti chose the Broncos over offers from Central Florida, Indiana, Louisiana Tech, Middle Tennessee, and South Florida. He said the decision came down to him feeling at home during an April visit.
"I prayed about it a lot and talked to my family a lot about it quite a bit, after that visit out there it just felt right," Patti said. "I was a 100%. This is the best fit for me and the best opportunity for me. I just feel like this is the right thing for me to do, that is what I feel in my heart."
As for when he contacted the staff, the 5-foot-11, 190-pound signal-caller said their reaction made it clear to him he made the right decision.
"They were ecstatic," Patti said.
Not that it didn't take a couple of phone calls for him to deliver that message.
"I actually called Coach (Chris) Petersen and I guess he was busy, so he didn't answer," Patti said. "Then I called (quarterbacks) Coach (Brent) Pease and he ran down the hallway to get Coach Pete. I got on with Coach Pete and he was ecstatic. I talked to him for quite a while. The entire staff congratulated me. It was good."
With a commitment so many months before anything becomes official, it begs the question of whether or not a major offer from a team closer to home could make him think twice. Patti dismissed such a possibility as extremely unlikely.
"I am pretty confident and pretty firm," Patti said. "The thing with me is loyalty. If they stick with me, I will stick with them. Other than some catastrophic coaching change or something like that, I am firm."
As a junior, Patti passed for 2,390 yards and 32 touchdowns with just four interceptions. His completion percentage was 62.8.