Another Boise State football commit heads to Washington

ccripe@idahostatesman.comJanuary 27, 2014 

The Boise State football program lost another recruiting commitment to its former coach Sunday.

Defensive end Will Dissly of Bozeman (Mont.) High committed to Washington on a visit. Dissly had committed to Boise State on Dec. 1, before coach Chris Petersen took the Washington job.

Dissly is the fifth former Boise State commit to join Petersen's recruiting class at Washington. In all, the Broncos have lost 11 commits in this recruiting class, including seven since Petersen left.

"For coach Petersen and (defensive coordinator Pete Kwiatkowski) to want me to come up to a higher level and play Pac-12 football is an honor," Dissly told the Bozeman Daily Chronicle. "It's always been the goal to be as big as I can, and the Pac-12 is an unbelievable conference. It's exciting, and I'm going to have to work that much harder."

The Broncos' recruiting class now stands at 14 - four players who are already enrolled and 10 who plan to sign letters of intent Feb. 5. Only five of those players committed to Petersen's Boise State staff.

The two latest additions are running back/wide receiver Jeremy McNichols and cornerback Zavior Hoxie. They committed Saturday.

McNichols (5-foot-9, 190 pounds), who committed to Utah in August to play predominantly wide receiver, is from Long Beach, Calif. He played running back as a senior at Santa Margarita High and wide receiver for two years at Lakewood High.

Boise State wants him as a running back with the option to contribute at receiver, he said.

Running backs coach Kent Riddle, offensive coordinator Mike Sanford and head coach Bryan Harsin visited McNichols on Thursday and offered a scholarship. He visited over the weekend.

"They were telling me the tradition and everything," McNichols said. "I wanted to be a part of it."

Chadd Cripe: 377-6398, Twitter: @IDS_BroncoBeat

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