The Boise State football team got its first verbal commitment of the 2017 class late Wednesday night, and it’s a big one. Literally.
Mike Young, a 6-foot-6, 335-pound offensive tackle from Queen Creek (Ariz.) High chose the Broncos over offers from UNLV, New Mexico State, Utah State, Wyoming and Hawaii.
“It’s a great staff, great people out there, great place for me to get a start in a new place,” Young said. “I’m confident about what I can do there. What they want and what they’ve done, to win a bowl game, win a conference championship, is what I want.”
Young, who will be a senior in the fall, said he takes a little extra pride in being the first in the class to give his verbal commitment.
“I do think it’s a special thing, knowing in my heart and my head to know I’m going to go to Boise State,” Young said. “When I commit, I buy in, there’s no changing my mind. I’m glad to be the first one, show what they can expect in this class.”
The primary recruiter for Young was co-offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Scott Huff, an Arizona native. Young said they’ve already built a “one-of-a-kind relationship.” Certainly Huff sees plenty of potential in Young, who already looks the part of a college lineman.
“I carry it really well, I can move well, I play basketball, too,” Young said. “Huff was impressed. I’m a big guy, but I’m smart, I know how to use it.”
2017 BOISE STATE COMMITMENTS
OT Mike Young, 6-6, 335, Queen Creek (Ariz.) HS