WSU Commit Picks Up Boise State Offer

Long Beach Poly HS RB Gerard Wicks (Long Beach, CA) verbally committed to Washington State a couple months ago, but has decided to "leave his options open" as more schools continue to show interest. Boise State extended an offer to the talented RB on Monday night & figure to be a strong contender for his services. He spoke to BroncoCountry.com about his interest in Boise State & his recruitment.

Long Beach Poly HS RB Gerard Wicks (Long Beach, CA) verbally committed to Washington State a couple months ago, but has decided to "leave his options open" as more schools continue to show interest. Boise State extended an offer to the talented RB on Monday night and figure to be a strong contender for his services.

"Coach Bhonapha said they needed a RB and wanted to see my highlight tape," he said. "He said after watching it that they want to recruit me and then they sent Coach Lake down here last Thursday," he added.

"Coach Lake is real cool," he stated. "We talked about the program and then on Monday they called me and said they wanted to offer me."

"I've been watching Boise State for a few years now," said Wicks. "I still remember them winning that Fiesta Bowl against Oklahoma. I know they just sent a RB to the NFL last year too. They run the ball a lot in their offense. I like that."

Wicks went on to say that he remains committed to Washington State at this time, but offers from Boise State, Colorado State, and Nevada have caused him to take a closer look at his options.

"I know I'm going to take officials to Washington State, Boise State, and Colorado State," he said. "I've got to take the SAT next month and then I'll be able to start taking those visits. For now, I'm going to leave my options open."

"I'm interested in business and criminal law," said Wicks. "My mom is a police officer and everyone in my family works in the law in some way. For football, I want to go somewhere that I know I'll play, a well-known program, and I'd like to play in more of a pro-style offense."

Long Beach Poly is one of the most historic programs in the State of California, but they have struggled through the first three games with a 1-2 record. With that said, Wicks believes this year's team can still contend for a CIF Title.

"This team just doesn't have the confidence that we normally do," he said. "The defense just seems to give up once we get behind. We got to turn this around starting this week. This team has to learn how to win."

"I'm just trying to be positive and offer words of encouragement," he said. "I'm trying to bring their confidence up. These guys have a lot of talent, but we just have to play better as a team. I'm just trying to be a team player."

So, what does Gerard Wicks (5'11, 195, 4.5) bring to the gridiron?

"Schools like my size, speed, and how I don't run away from contact," he said. "I get that extra yardage and I'm not a selfish player either," he added.

BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on Gerard Wicks.




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