Boise State picked up a commitment from one of the top offensive linemen in the state. Franklin (Calif.) Elk Grove lineman Zach Waller narrowed his choices to BSU and Nevada before choosing the Broncos earlier in the week.
Waller, 6-5, 255 pounds is a two time all-league selection and will play right tackle at the college level, the same position he has played for Franklin.
"Boise State was in the house for a home visit this past Tuesday," Waller said. "After they left, I talked things over with my family and then called them about an hour later and committed. I really like the school a lot and when I took my official visit back in November, I just felt so comfortable there.
"They actually came on me kind of late. My coach made a call for me and said they should check me out and I got a call from them 24 hours later. I took my visit (Nov. 1) the day after Halloween for their mid-week game with Fresno State and I could just tell it was the place for me.
"Nevada offered me early on as well and I camped there in the summer. I like Coach Alt a lot and it's a good school but when I was there, I could kind of tell it wasn't the place for me. I had the opposite feeling at Boise State, I just felt comfortable there right away and the only question I had was the distance factor. Nevada is two hours away and Boise is 10 but my family and I talked and agreed that distance shouldn't play such a big role.
"Another big factor for me was my relationship with Coach Kugler, the offensive line coach. I liked that I was being recruited by the guy who was going to be coaching me and I built up a good relationship with him. I got along well with all the players and coaches on the trip and I'm excited to be a part of their winning program."