Less than 24 hours after losing a highly-touted running back commitment, the Boise State football team picked up another a highly-touted running back commitment.
Alexander Mattison, a 6-foot, 200-pound back from San Bernardino (Calif.) High, verbally committed to the Broncos on Sunday. The Broncos lost four-star commitment Damarea Crockett on Saturday when he flipped to Missouri, but gained quarterback Jake Constantine the same day.
In Mattison, the Broncos get a strong athlete, one that posted back-to-back 2,000-yard seasons, picking up 2,057 yards as a senior and 2,017 as a junior. He combined to rush for 48 touchdowns the last two seasons. He also, like Crockett, is considered one of the nation’s top running backs. He’s ranked by Rivals.com as the No. 16 running back nationally, 47th by Scout.com and 45th by 247Sports.com.
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Boise State coach Bryan Harsin twice tweeted “GO BRONCOS” on Sunday, indicating a verbal commitment. Only Mattison’s was immediately known. Signing day for football is Feb. 3.
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
▪ RB Alexander Mattison, 6-0, 200, San Bernardino (Calif.) High
Note: Boise State is believed to have two more commitments who haven’t publicly announced his decision.