The Broncos 2018 class inched closer to capacity as they landed their second big wide receiver commit in as many days this morning with the verbal pledge of Vista Murrieta WR Khalil Shakir (6’1” 175 lbs). Shakir was part of a large contingent of weekend visitors to The Blue but one of only a few that hadn’t already pledged their loyalties to the Broncos. Alas, the atmosphere and camaraderie were enough to tip the scales for Shakir and he committed this morning to Boise State—something quickly trumpeted (in NCAA compliant ways) by Coach Harsin.
Shakir had listed the Broncos as his top school for a while, so most recruiting-watchers figured that he’d taken the plunge that Billy Bowens had taken last night...but of course, it’s always wise to wait till you get the news straight from the Bronco’s mouth and sure enough, Shakir didn’t leave people guessing too long:
Shakir’s commitment brings the WR total in the ‘18 class to four, which might be the limit, but another big target was on The Blue this weekend (Ke’von Ahmad) and I’m sure they’d “find” room for him too if he wanted to join the fold. Shakir is listed as a high 3-star by 247sports composite...and held a 4-star rating before Scout and 247 merged. He’s currently considered a top 50 prospect at his position and the 9th best in CA. He picked the Broncos over offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Boston College, BYU, Colorado, Colorado State, Hawaii, Illinois, Nevada, San Jose State, UCLA, and Washington State. Recruits can now sign in December (next month)...so holding on to the talented wideout will be slightly-less daunting. Highlights can be found below. Go Broncos!