Boise State Football

Boise State football lands first 2020 commit, and he’s related to recent Bronco star

Isaiah Bradford has been able to celebrate some pretty great things the last few days.

Bradford’s cousin, Alexander Mattison, was drafted in the third round Friday by the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings out of Boise State.

And even bigger for Bradford, he decided to commit to Boise State on Monday.

The first known commitment of Boise State’s 2020 recruiting class, the defensive back out of Redlands (Calif.) East Valley High also had offers from Colorado, Colorado State and San Jose State. He committed two weeks after being offered by Boise State, which he called his “dream school.”

Listed at 6-foot, 170 pounds by, he racked up 102 tackles last season as a junior, along with a fumble recovery and an interception. Click here to see his junior highlights.

Mattison tweeted out a photo of the pair together from his draft party, with Bradford sporting Boise State gear.

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Dave Southorn is a 2004 graduate from the University of Colorado. He has covered Boise State athletics since 2005, and worked at the Idaho Statesman since 2013. He’s won multiple Idaho Press Club awards and once won a contest designing a play for the Seattle Seahawks.If you like seeing stories like this, please consider supporting our work with a digital subscription to the Idaho Statesman.