Ladarryl Blair Excited for Official Visit

Since verbally committing to Boise State in June, not once has defensive back prospect Ladarryl Blair wavered on his pledge. The reason why is simple; he loves the Broncos and what they have to offer. This weekend he will visit Boise for the first time. What makes a player pledge a school and stay strong for months when he's never set foot on campus, even once? Well, for Blair...

The 5-foot-11, 170-pound athlete from South Oak Cliff High School in Dallas, Texas, will be in Boise this weekend for an official visit, something he's been looking forward to for quite some time.

"I have never been to Boise before," Blair said. "I'm very excited. I've been waiting for it for a long time. I want to see the stadium for sure (and) I want to see some of the academic buildings. I want to interact with the coaches and the players and see where I will be for the next 4 or 5 years."

Bronco defensive backs coach Julius Brown was in Dallas Tuesday night for Blair's in-home visit. The three-star prospect raved about his conversations with his future position coach.

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"It was great," Blair said. "We just started talking about my plan academically. It evolved into me being on the field and my plan when I get there.

"It was basically a conversation that me redshirting or playing as a true freshman could go either way. If I get there and take care of business academically and on the field, I could play."

When asked if Brown's presence confirmed his belief about Boise State and his future there, Blair didn't hesitate.

"I already know I will be a Bronco, he just gave me a sense of reassurance," he said.

Blair held offers from Arizona State, Tulsa, Colorado State, Arkansas State, Boston College and Texas State when he committed. He says he has watched every second of Boise State's games this season and is excited the Broncos are back in the Fiesta Bowl.

"I'm hoping to go to the game with my dad," Blair said. "Hopefully we can fly out there and check it out."

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