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Texas linebacker, Utah quarterback commit to Boise State football

Georgetown (Texas) High linebacker Brandon Hawkins announced Monday he has committed to Boise State for the 2018 class.
Georgetown (Texas) High linebacker Brandon Hawkins announced Monday he has committed to Boise State for the 2018 class.

The Boise State football staff tweeted Sunday afternoon that the Broncos had picked up their second known commitment of the 2018 recruiting class — and on Monday we found out who it was.

Linebacker Brandon Hawkins from Georgetown (Texas) High announced Monday he has joined Paloma Valley (Calif.) High linebacker Phillip Mills in the class.

In Hawkins’ tweet, he said “I am extremely blessed with the opportunity to fulfill my childhood dream of playing Division I college football while continuing my education,” finishing with “I am committing to Boise State University!!”

Hawkins (6-foot-3, 210 pounds) reported more than a dozen offers, including Air Force, Army, Colorado State, Houston, Indiana, Navy, SMU, Toledo and Tulsa. He was first-team all-conference as a junior, racking up 132 tackles (13 for loss).

Boise State also added a quarterback in Utah native Zachary Wilson on Monday night.

Wilson, listed at 6-foot-3, 180 pounds, hails from Corner Canyon High in Draper, Utah. He attended Boise State's elite camp last weekend and was offered a scholarship.

He also had offers from Fresno State, Idaho, Nevada, Rice and Utah State, among others.

Wilson threw for 2,708 yards and 20 touchdowns to five interceptions last season. He added 539 rushing yards.

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