The Boise State football team has added a commitment from the defensive MVP of the Texas state championship game.
Cornerback Cameron Hartsfield (5-foot-10, 185 pounds) of Allen (Texas) High committed Saturday on a visit to Boise State.
He previously committed to Nevada.
Boise State contacted Hartsfield two weeks ago, he said.
I was still open to all my options and Boise State came in late, he said. I just wanted to check them out. I ended up loving it there.
Hartsfields other offers were from UTSA and Stephen F. Austin, he said. He drew more recruiting interest after the 5A Division I (largest schools) championship game at Cowboys Stadium, where he made nine tackles and returned a fumble 56 yards. He played safety for Allen High School.
That gave me a lot of exposure, he said. I was all over the field that game, basically, and everybody noticed that.
Hartsfield played two years of varsity and did not have his best season as a junior, he said. That likely limited his recruiting options, but it also motivated him for 2012.
I have more confidence, he said. I was more mature as a person. The coaches trusted me with a lot of schemes that we did and I took advantage of that and I just went full speed every play.
Hartsfield is the fifth cornerback commit in this class. The Broncos lost their two starting cornerbacks from last season Jamar Taylor and Jerrell Gavins.
BOISE STATES 2013 RECRUITING CLASS
HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS
LB Joe Martarano, 6-3, 215, Fruitland HS
TE Alec Dhaenens, 6-4, 235, Fruitland HS
QB Ryan Finley, 6-4, 180, Paradise Valley HS (Phoenix)
OL Eli McCullough, 6-5, 255, Rocky Mountain HS
C Andrew Tercek, 6-3, 285, East Central HS (San Antonio, Texas)
LB Tanner Vallejo, 6-2, 220, Nevada Union HS (Grass Valley, Calif.)
LB Durrant Miles, 6-4, 225, Bingham HS (South Jordan, Utah); expects to join in 2016 because of LDS mission
N Mat Boesen, 6-4, 210, West HS (Torrance, Calif.)
RB Aaron Baltazar, 5-11, 198, Eastlake HS (Chula Vista, Calif.)
DT Nick Terry, 6-4, 260, Pleasant Grove HS (Elk Grove, Calif.)
WR Kendal Keys, 6-2, 185, Helix HS (La Mesa, Calif.)
DE/OLB Gabe Perez, 6-4, 215, Valencia HS (Placentia, Calif.)
TE Jake Roh, 6-3, 210, Chaparral HS (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
CB Dionza Blue, 5-11, 180, Bishop Amat HS (Pasadena, Calif.)
CB Jonathan Moxey, 5-10, 175, Dwyer HS (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.)
ATH Thomas Sperbeck, 6-1, 175, Jesuit HS (Carmichael, Calif.)
WR Tanner Shipley, 6-2, 185, Wilsonville (Ore.) HS
CB Cameron Hartsfield, 5-10, 185, Allen (Texas) HS
JUNIOR COLLEGE SIGNEES
K Tyler Rausa, 5-10, 180, Riverside CC (Temecula, Calif.)
RB Derrick Thomas, 6-1, 210, Butler CC (Dothan, Ala.)
CB Cleshawn Page, 5-10, 190, Harbor College (Los Angeles)
DT Deuce Mataele, 6-3, 285, Mt. San Antonio College (West Valley, Utah)
JUNIOR COLLEGE COMMITS
DL Justin Taimatuia, 6-1, 280, Fort Scott CC (Waipahu, Hawaii)
CB Mercy Maston, 6-1, 190, Bakersfield College (Bakersfield, Calif.)
LB Chris Collins, 6-1, 208, Santa Monica HS (Santa Monica, Calif.)
WR/S D.J. Dean, 6-1, 190, Eagle HS
OL Archie Lewis, 6-4, 255, Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) HS
LB/FB Darren Lee, 6-2, 203, Lassen HS (Susanville, Calif.)