Boise State's 2012 recruiting class: Chaz Anderson and family ties

Boise State's 2012 recruiting class got off to a banging start with the commitments of four-star corner Marcus Rios and three-star corner Chaz Anderson last summer. Only problem was that Rios had too much time to think and ultimately thought his way out of a Boise State scholarship and into a UCLA one.

Anderson's commitment was never in jeopardy, due to his having family and friends on the current Bronco roster. Boise State corner Bryan Douglas is Anderson's cousin. Boise State safety Lee Hightower is Anderson's best friend. Anderson and Hightower went to Loyola HS in Los Angeles together.

Nepotism? Hardly. Anderson finished as a first-team all-league pick at wide receiver, despite missing time with a knee injury. Rivals has him as a Top 50 corner, and Scout has him in the Top 60. Marcus Rios? So over him.

More details on Chaz Anderson after the jump ...

Signing Day arrives February 1. Until then, we're running down the full list of verbal commitments so you can impress your friends with your Bronco know-how. More know-how here.

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Chaz Anderson - CB

Loyola High School, Los Angeles, California
Height: 6'0" ... Weight: 175 pounds ... 40 time: N/A
Rivals: Screen_shot_2012-01-18_at_11
Scout: Screen_shot_2012-01-18_at_11
ESPN: 74

Other offers: San Diego State

Other Boise State players from the area: Bryan Douglas, Nick Alexander, Lee Hightower

Boise State player most likely to be mistaken for: Bryan Douglas (or, in the words of Mark Johnson, Bryan Gumbel)

Future nickname: Charles, I Can Chaz Cheeseburger, L.A. Confidential

Where he fits on the depth chart: CB

Boise State is famous for burning redshirts on corners and safeties, so Anderson better not be hoping to take things easy, catch some rays, float some rivers, and hang out this season. The Broncos were paper mache thin at corner last year, so expect all warm bodies - true freshmen included - to be in the mix this fall.

Anderson will likely compete with highly-touted incoming CB recruit Donte Deayon to be the first freshman in the mix. Don't be surprised if both players see time this year, first on special teams and then in emergency double-move scenarios.

Dustin Lapray scouting report:

Has superb ball skills, could catch a rainbow with a wish ... As Maya Angelou is to poetry, Anderson is to zone-man concepts ... Sees the value in family, as did the Von Trapps ...Magnificient, magnanimous, magnets ... Impressive backpedal - reminds me of my days as a fourth-grade backward-race champion. I was dogged in my insuperableness ...

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