Chris Santini knew for a while that Boise State was his favorite so the San Jose (Calif.) Leland safety said it wasn't a difficult decision at all to make his commitment.
"It wasn't that tough to decide," Santini said. "I kind of favored them most of the time. I knew it was going to come down to that decision.
"The support they get from their fans is great and it's a big deal over there football-wise. The atmosphere is really great there, too."
The 6-foot-1, 213-pound prospect who shined at the Los Angeles Under Armour Combine this spring also had offers from Army, Cal Poly, New Mexico, New Mexico State, Oregon State, San Jose State, UC Davis, Utah and Utah State.
What also helped Santini, rated as the No. 26 safety in the 2012 class and No. 57 in the California state rankings by Rivals.com, make his decision easier was he hit it off with Boise State's coaching staff especially coach Chris Petersen.
The two had extensive conversations especially when Santini visited campus which helped sell him on his commitment.
"I like them a lot," Santini said.
"I got to talk with each position coach just for a little bit to meet them and see what they're like. I talked to coach Petersen when I went up there to visit so I got to know him pretty well. I really like them all."
Even though Santini has many other offers and will probably pick up more interest headed into his senior season he said his recruitment is probably finished. No official visits other than to Boise State although he hasn't scheduled that yet.
"I think I'm pretty much done," Santini said. "I made my choice so I'm going to stay committed to them."