Christian Tago decided to commit to San Jose State in the last couple days and the biggest reason was because the Spartans want him to play quarterback.
That was mainly the deciding factor for the Palmdale (Calif.) Highland athlete who also had an offer from San Diego State and was hearing from Washington State and many others.
"They wanted me to play quarterback," Tago said. "That was the big thing for me because I wanted to play quarterback in college. They were the first school to offer me, too, so that was important.
"It was very important when I compared it to other schools. San Jose State is a big school but not as big as some other schools that were recruiting me but I just took what I had because it's also a free education for me. I'm really excited. This is the best thing in the world."
Tago, a 6-foot-2, 209-pound three-star prospect, is scheduled to take his official visit to San Jose State on Dec. 10.
He said he's unsure about other trips but that at this point in his recruitment he's planning to stick with the Spartans mainly because they want him as a quarterback.
The Palmdale Highland standout is also excited about the program's direction under coach Mike MacIntyre.
Tago will get a better feel for the campus and the coaching staff during his official visit in December but from a distance he likes where San Jose State is headed.
"I think coach MacIntyre is a great coach," Tago said. "He's starting to turn that program around. Everything is looking better and everything is starting to go uphill now."
Rivals.com rates Tago as the No. 43 athlete in the 2012 class and the No. 92 prospect in the California state rankings.