This weekend is (was) a big one for the Broncos as they hosted a couple of potential future stars. Sometimes the challenge can be getting guys in the building. And once they have seen what Boise, and the facilities, has to offer sometimes it is enough to get a guy to say ‘yes’ to coming to the BlueTM.
Well, mission completed (at least in part):
GO BRONCOS! #BleedBlue #ATF17 pic.twitter.com/1fd8oo2KCh— Coach Bryan Harsin (@bryanharsin) January 21, 2017
The Boise State commit signal went up and we have a hit!
The mystery man did not stay so mysterious for too long. Which is good for our sanity (and counting) as February 1st approaches and trying to remember who has been confirmed, and who still needs to be acknowledged.
To that end, the newest Boise State verbal commit is Mr. Drake Beasley a 5’ 11”, 185 lb running back of La Canada (California).
Proud to announce my commitment to Boise State! #ATF pic.twitter.com/8fy6bEF9Mg— Drake Beasley Jr. (@ThereGoesTwo) January 22, 2017
The Broncos are down to four running backs going into the 2017 season (Alexander Mattison, Robert Mahone, Jake Shaddox, and Ryan Wolpin). Coach Bryan Harsin has said that they are looking for a running back (possibly two this recruiting cycle) that could be ready to go and make an impact for the Broncos next year. Mr. Beasley could fill that role. However with the propensity of Boise State to “ride the hot hand” at any given moment, Beasley’s production could be on the lower side. However, like Jeremy McNichols and Mattison before him, Beasley could very well be too good to not have on the field.
Beasley is a consensus three star back per Scout, Rivals and 247Sports. His offer sheet is impressive with the likes of: Arizona State, Arizona, California, Purdue, UCLA, and—wait for it—Idaho (we really dodged a bullet on that offer). Unfortunately, we will only have his junior season highlights to watch. Mr. Beasley had some issues transferring from his previous high school, Loyola, to La Canada.
No matter. The Broncos, and half the Pac-12, liked what they saw and know what he’s capable of. So congratulations to Mr. Beasley and welcome to Bronco Nation!
And, just as a casual reminder, these are just verbal commits. Nothing officially official until the athlete signs on the dotted line. While signing day is fast approaching, anything can happen and we need to steel ourselves for anything.