Slowly across the West, top college football teams snatched up the most coveted of positions in recent weeks. On Monday, the Boise State Broncos found their quarterback of the 2018 recruiting class.
Zach Wilson, a 6-foot-3, 200-pound quarterback from Corner Canyon High in Draper, Utah, gave his verbal commitment to Boise State late in the evening. He was the second commitment of the day and the third of the class.
“Boise State has always been a school I thought was special,” Wilson said. “They have a great quarterback history. I went into this process knowing I wanted to go and put myself in a place I think can succeed the most.”
Last weekend, Wilson attended Boise State's elite camp and was offered Sunday. 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 and also scored 15 points per game in basketball.
“We have a new head coach this year and we’re going to throw it all over the place,” Wilson said. “I’m looking forward to that, getting better and having a killer senior year with my team. Last year, most of those (rushing) yards came on scrambles, but our new offense has a lot of designed runs. I don’t think our offensive coordinator has had a running back run for more yards than their quarterback.”
Following his commitment, Wilson canceled trips to North Carolina and South Carolina. He said he’s all in on Boise State.
“My recruiting was picking up, I was confident if I kept waiting I could get a Power 5 offer, but to me, Boise State was going to the best option,” Wilson said. “I’m going to be reaching out to the other recruits and try to get them to come play with me.”
Wilson is ranked as the No. 25 quarterback in the West by Scout. Only eight ahead of him are uncommitted. He added 20 pounds in three months before the start of the summer and picked up six offers in seven weeks before committing. Wilson, who is Mormon, said he is on track to enroll in January but does not plan to take a mission.
“You could tell when I was there over the weekend how the players just loved to be at Boise State, and I’m ready to be a part of that,” Wilson said.