Boise State has been on a nice recruiting roll as of late picking up new commitments almost daily. Their latest commitment comes from a sleeper wide receiver prospect who we think is one of the state's best at his position.
Orange Lutheran (Calif.) receiver Austin Pettis took a quick official visit this past weekend and committed while still in Boise.
"It all came together pretty quickly," Pettis said. "We had a playoff game on Friday and then I left on Saturday for the visit and committed Sunday. It ended up being a pretty easy decision for me and I won't be taking any more visits after this one.
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"I really liked the coaches at Boise and how they interact with the players. You can tell it's a petty close knit group there and that was pretty important to me. I also like their style of play and I like the town of Boise a lot. It's a total college town and everything there is all about the football program. I knew right away on the visit that Boise State was the best place for me so there was no need to put off the decision. When I talked to the coaches on Sunday, I told them I was committing and they were all pretty excited and so was I."
Pettis, 6-2, 175 pounds had a breakout senior season after missing all of his junior season. We've been saying all season that he was one of the most under-recruited players in the state. He has size, great athleticism and catches everything. He actually reminds us of a bigger Jeremy Childs, a red-shirt freshman receiver for the Broncos.