The Boise State football team has added some depth to its secondary in the final push toward National Signing Day, which is Feb. 6.
Cornerbacks Dionza Blue of California and Jonathan Moxey of Florida and athlete Thomas Sperbeck of California, who expects to begin his career at free safety, join two junior college cornerbacks in this recruiting class.
Blue (his first name is pronounced Dionzay) and Sperbeck confirmed their commitments in interviews with the Idaho Statesman. Moxeys was confirmed by The Palm Beach Post.
Blue, who played at Bishop Amat High and grew up in Pasadena, will visit Boise State for the first time this weekend. He originally committed to Fresno State but Boise State was his preferred school. He had to wait for the Broncos offer.
They just said it takes a while, Blue said. They dont just offer anybody. Thats what (coach Chris Petersen) said.
Blue also received offers from San Diego State, New Mexico State, Hawaii and Bethune-Cookman, he said.
One of the attractions of Boise for him: the obvious connection to his last name.
I like the blue field and uniforms, he said.
Moxey visited last week, according to The Palm Beach Post. He was part of a Dwyer defense that allowed fewer than seven points and 100 passing yards per game. He made the all-state honorable mention list at the 7A level, the second-highest in Florida.
Sperbeck played quarterback and safety at Jesuit High in Carmichael. Army recruited him as a quarterback, San Jose State as a wide receiver and Colorado State as an athlete, he said.
The Broncos will try him at free safety with wide receiver as a possibility, Sperbeck said.
Ive been lifting a lot more, doing more defensive drills, he said. Its kind of different, but I like it.
Meanwhile, the Broncos lost a wide receiver prospect last weekend. Jack Austin of Chino Hills (Calif.) High committed to Cal on Sunday, he confirmed via text message. Austin committed to Boise State in June.
The Idaho Statesman has confirmed 25 oral commitments or letters of intent for Boise States 2013 recruiting class. Seven players were eligible to join the program this week, but the school has not yet confirmed their arrivals. Its also unclear whether 2010 signee and missionary Darren Lee, a linebacker/fullback, will join the team this year.
A 26th commitment has been reported by recruiting websites but the player has not responded to several attempts to reach him. The Idaho Statesman reports commitments confirmed by the player, his coach or his hometown newspaper.