Jimmy Laughrea was offered by Boise State Thursday, got to spend time on campus during the weekend and has now decided to commit to the Broncos. It was that fast for the Rocklin, Calif., pro-style quarterback and Laughrea is not looking back.
"I've heard a lot of great things from everybody I talked to and then I went up there Friday and Saturday and I loved the town, loved the coaches, loved the community and it seemed like my kind of place, one of the best places I could be," Laughrea said. "My family and I decided I would be a Bronco and that's that."
Washington State, Wyoming, San Jose State, Utah State and Sacramento State had also offered Laughrea, one of the top quarterbacks at the recent EA Sports Elite 11 Quarterback Camp in Berkeley, Calif.
But it was the combination of Boise State's rising national status, the coaching staff and an opportunity to play at one of the country's most elite programs that convinced Laughrea the Broncos were the right team for him.
Meeting with coach Chris Petersen and offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Bryan Harsin was also key during his weekend visit.
"I was in a lot of contact with both guys, they're both great guys and great coaches, very laid-back and upfront with me," Laughrea said.
"That was a big part of how the coaches treated me and my family. It was amazing. I have nothing bad to say about what I experienced with Boise State. It was a great experience all around for me and my family."
Laughrea, a 6-foot-2, 180-pound prospect, threw for 2,635 yards and 22 touchdowns last season. He also rushed for about 400 yards with six scores. Getting his commitment out of the way before the summer was a big deal and Laughrea said he's happy it worked out that way.
"Going into my senior year, I already know I'm going into a great program and now I can go back and focus on my high school team," Laughrea said.
"It's a great experience for both me and my family to get the pressure of the recruiting process done and be fortunate enough to go to a school as good as Boise State."