Texas All-American safety commits to Boise State

STATESMAN STAFFJanuary 4, 2014 

Dylan Sumner-Gardner, who previously committed to Texas A&M, will play for Boise State, he said on his Twitter account Saturday.

“Just Decomitted from Texas A&M and Decide to Follow Coach Yates to Boise State,” Sumner-Gardner wrote.

Boise State defensive coordinator Marcel Yates left Texas A&M to join new Bryan Harsin’s staff in Boise. Sumner-Gardner, who attended West Mesquite High, is expected to enroll at Boise State this month and participate in spring practice.

Scout.com ranks Sumner-Gardner (6-foot-2, 200 pounds) as the No. 8 safety in the nation. Rivals.com ranks him as the No. 10 safety. He is considered one of the top 100 recruits in the country by 247Sports.com (83), Rivals (86), ESPN.com (93) and Scout (95). He played in the Jan. 2 Under Armour All-America Game in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Sumner-Gardner had offers from Auburn, Baylor, LSU and Texas. He initially committed to Clemson before switching to Texas A&M in January 2013.

He is the first known commitment since Harsin became the Broncos’ head coach.

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