Boise State landed their second commitment of the year when Boise (Idaho) Capital defensive lineman Jarrell Root chose the Broncos when offered last week.
Root, 6-4, 225 pounds had never played football prior to his junior season a year ago. He earned all-league honors after totaling 40 tackles and seven sacks.
"I started off playing soccer and basketball," Root said. "I got talked in to playing football and immiediately loved it. The team camraderie is incredible and there is nothing like Friday night games where you just get that rush of excitement, it's a great feeling.
"Still, I never saw this coming, never did I think I would have an opportunity to play at Boise State. It's all still pretty overwhelming for me. Making an early commitment definitely takes some of the pressure off but at the same time, I know I still have to go out there and compete and perform to show I deserved this."
A year ago, Root's teammate on the football and basketball team at Capital, Kyle Efaw, signed with Boise State.
"That just shows what kind of program we have here," Root said. "It shows that hard work really does pay off and it's going to be fun playing with Kyle again a year from now."