The Boise State football team picked up a much-needed quarterback for its 2016 signing class Saturday, but lost one of its most high-profile recruits.
Quarterback Jake Constantine (6-foot-1, 180 pounds), from Camarillo (Calif.) High, gave his verbal commitment to the Broncos minutes after four-star running back Damarea Crockett decommitted from Boise State to Missouri.
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Constantine helps fill a void created by the decommitment of quarterback Micah Wilson, who also committed to Missouri, on Thursday.
The Camino League Player of the Year, Constantine put up big numbers his senior year, completing 72.2 percent of his passes for 3,988 yards with 51 touchdowns to six interceptions, adding 321 rushing yards. He did not have any other offers, according to the major recruiting websites.
BOISE STATE 2016 RECRUITING CLASS
Signed letter of intent
▪ OL Will Adams, 6-7, 303, Sr., Auburn (Tyrone, Ga.)
▪ WR Cedrick Wilson Jr., 6-3, 190, Jr., Coffeyville CC (Memphis, Tenn.)
▪ OL Kole Bailey, 6-5, 285, Fr., Twin Falls High
▪ LB Tyson Maeva, 6-0, 230, Cathedral Catholic High (San Diego)
Commitments, expected to sign Feb. 3
▪ DL Chase Hatada, 6-3, 260, Rocklin (Calif.) High
▪ CB Robert Lewis, 5-10, 170, Augustus Hawkins High (Los Angeles)
▪ RB Robert Mahone, 6-0, 200, Prosper (Texas) High
▪ WR Julian Carter, 6-2, 175, Saguaro High (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
▪ OL Ezra Cleveland, 6-6, 270, Bethel High (Spanaway, Wash.)
▪ CB Reid Harrison-Ducros, 5-11, 175, Heritage High (Colleyville, Texas)
▪ LB/S Desmond Williams, 6-0, 190, Centennial High (Corona, Calif.)
▪ TE Nick Crabtree, 6-6, 250, Huntington Beach (Calif.) High
▪ LB Ali'i Niumatalolo, 6-2, 225, Broadneck HS (Annapolis, Md.)
▪ DE Derriyon Shaw, 6-4, 225, Legacy High (Las Vegas)
▪ K/P Joel Velazquez, 6-1, 225, Trabuco Hills High (Mission Viejo, Calif.)
▪ DT Danielson Auelua, 6-2, 285, Mesa CC (Alpine, Utah)
▪ DB De'Andre Pierce, 5-11, 175, Long Beach Poly HS (Palos Verdes, Calif.)
▪ TE John Bates, 6-6, 215, Lebanon (Ore.) High
▪ QB Jake Constantine, 6-1, 180, Camarillo (Calif.) High
Note: Boise State is believed to have one more commitment who hasn’t publicly announced his decision.