Postgame: Coach Bryan Harsin on defense and motivation
Coming off a 21-10 win over Utah State on Saturday to open Mountain West play, the Boise State football team took a jump in both major college football polls released Sunday.
The Broncos moved from No. 24 to No. 19 in the Associated Press poll, and went from unranked to No. 19 in the Amway Coaches’ Poll. Boise State’s ranking when it takes on New Mexico on the road Friday will be its highest heading into a game since opening the 2013 season also ranked 19th.
After San Diego State, ranked No. 19 last week, lost 42-24 at South Alabama on Saturday, Boise State is the second-highest ranked team in a Group of Five conference. Houston, of the American Athletic Conference, is No. 6.
Boise State picked up a pair of verbal commitments for the 2017 class Sunday.
Defensive backs Tyreque Jones and Quentin Brown visited the Broncos over the weekend and announced via Twitter their commitments. Jones (6-foot-3, 190 pounds) is from San Gorgonio High in San Bernardino, Calif., and also had offers from Idaho, UNLV, Colorado State, Utah State, New Mexico and Nevada. Brown (6-2, 190), from Conroe (Texas) High had offers from Army, Colorado State, Kansas and New Mexico.
They are the 10th and 11th known commitments of Boise State’s next recruiting class.
Here is how I voted in the AP poll:
2. Ohio State
8. Texas A&M
11. Miami (Fla.)
12. Ole Miss
16. North Carolina
20. Boise State
22. West Virginia
23. Western Michigan
24. Florida State
BOISE STATE 2017 VERBAL COMMITMENTS
OT Mike Young, 6-6, 335, Queen Creek (Ariz.) HS
QB Chase Cord, 6-3, 185, Sunrise Mountain High (Peoria, Ariz.)
S Mike Young, 6-0, 205, Dodge City CC (Raytown, Mo.)
LB Breydon Boyd, 6-4, 215, Katy (Texas) HS
OL Isiah Moore, 6-5, 315, Mesa CC (Tiffin, Ohio)
DE Aisa Kelemete, 6-4, 225, Highland HS
DL Zeke Birch, 6-5, 270, Madison HS
DB Marques Evans, 6-1, 180, Newbury Park (Calif.) HS
CB Jermani Brown, 5-11, 175, Midlothian (Va.) HS
DB Tyreque Jones, 6-3, 190, San Gorgonio High (San Bernardino, Calif.)
DB Quentin Brown, 6-2, 190, Conroe (Texas) HS