Boise State being ranked as the No. 69 class by Scout.com is rather meaningless until we see how these future stars perform in actual games in actual blue-and-orange jerseys. That said, there is one very meaningful application of recruiting rankings: Favorable comparisons to your most hated rivals.
By that measure, Boise State stacks up exceedingly well. Here is a full table of Mountain West recruiting rankings, sorted by composite score and with the Broncos squarely on top (although San Diego State could stand to give us some elbow room).
|San Diego State||70.33||67||71||73|
|San Jose State||87.67||74||106||83|
And in case you thought I would forget our most hated of hated rivals, I did not. Here is how Boise State and Idaho stack up.