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Boise State QB commit takes Missouri offer

The Boise State football team lost its quarterback commit Thursday — just 13 days before signing day.

Micah Wilson of Tulsa, Okla., switched his commitment to Missouri. His dad played center for the Tigers.

“I’ve always wanted to be a Tiger!” Wilson tweeted.

His departure puts the Broncos’ coaches in a bind. They only have three scholarship quarterbacks — sophomore starter Brett Rypien, redshirt sophomore Ryan Finley and redshirt junior Tommy Stuart.

The Broncos need to find a high school quarterback to avoid having two empty quarterback classes. With Rypien playing as a true freshman, they don’t have a quarterback in the redshirt freshman class.

Wilson is the latest miss in a difficult stretch for Boise State with high school quarterbacks.

Beginning in 2011, they signed Jimmy Laughrea (transferred to UC Davis), signed Nick Patti (transferred to UCF), signed Ryan Finley (had shoulder surgery shortly after he arrived but became a starter), lost commit Jalen Greene and replaced him with Alex Ogle (transferred to a junior college), signed Rypien and lost Wilson.

At the same time, they have experienced tremendous turnover at quarterbacks coach. That spot changed hands during the 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2016 recruiting cycles and after signing day in 2015. The Broncos haven’t replaced offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Eliah Drinkwitz yet.

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