The Boise State football team picked up a pair of verbal commitments from wide receivers Sunday.
Shay Fields from St. John Bosco (Calif.) High confirmed to the Idaho Statesman he pledged to the Broncos, and Mission Viejo (Calif.) High coach Bob Johnson told the Orange County Register receiver Sean Modster also has committed.
After pondering over a BSU offer for a month, Fields got a taste of what it would be like to play for the Broncos last weekend. That was enough to get the 5-foot-10, 165-pounder to verbally commit.
"I thought about it for a week after being there, but I felt I was ready," Fields said. "It was a lot of things - I just really liked the coaches, liked the campus, liked that it was a football town and the academics, too."
Fields turned down offers from Nevada, Fresno State, San Jose State, San Diego State and Hawaii. As a junior, he had 25 catches for 576 yards and four touchdowns. He is the top returning receiver on a squad that has six players rated as three stars or higher on Rivals.com - Fields is a three-star recruit on Rivals and Scout.com.
"I'm going to try to work on getting bigger, but my quickness is one of my strengths - (Boise State coaches) said they envision me doing a lot of different things with the ball," Fields said.
Modster, also a three-star recruit on Rivals and Scout, had 45 catches for 935 yards last season, according to the Orange County Register.
Fields and Modster are the ninth and 10th verbal commitments for the class of 2014, as confirmed by the Idaho Statesman or the players' local newspapers.
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