Kendal Keys could feel it coming on well before his weekend visit, so the fact that he waited two full days after it's conclusion is somewhat surprising. But, hey, at least Boise State's newest verbal commitment is sure about his decision. If there's something to be said for being thorough, say it about Keys.
"They were already on top before I even went on the trip out there," he said. "I just needed a little bit to commit there. I liked everything about it when I got there and it felt right."
Even still, there was a post-visit waiting period. The California-based wide receiver's mind was made up on Saturday afternoon, but the steps remained slow. The 48 hours of reflection was a mere technicality. Then again, one can never be too certain about this kind of choice.
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"I talked to my family about it," Keys said. "That's the only reason I waited."
So on Tuesday evening, he simply picked up the phone and did what he had planned on doing for some time. On the other end of the line was Broncos defensive coordinator Pete Kwiatkowski, who played the role of Keys' lead recruiter throughout the process.
"He was fired up," Keys said. "He knew it was a long time coming. He knew when I initially wanted to do it."
The 6-foot-3, 190-pound Keys is thought of as a possession wide receiver and seems to be a fit for the Broncos' offensive attack. In fact, the meshing of styles was a major post-commitment talking point.
"They said I fit in good and am a great fit for what they do," Keys said. "They said I'll have a chance to play as a freshman."
Keyes, a senior at La Mesa (Calif.) Helix High School, chose Boise State over offers from Arizona State, Colorado, Oregon State, Sand Diego State and UNLV.