Boise Gives Quevedo that Unique Feeling

When Eric Quevedo boarded a plane headed for Boise, Idaho, Friday, he had a feeling that a scholarship offer from the Bronco coaching staff was coming.

Offensive line coach Scott Huff and others had been very interested in the 6-foot-5, 275-pound recruit from West Covina, Calif., for quite some time. After receiving an in-home visit from the Broncos Thursday, Quevedo knew he was going to commit if the atmosphere and timing were right.

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"I had a feeling they were going to offer me," Quevedo said Sunday afternoon as he waited for his flight in the Oakland airport. "I was thinking about how much I like Boise. When they offered me I was hoping for a unique feeling about the school and staff, and then I would commit. That's what happened."

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Quevedo held offers from San Diego State, UNLV and UTEP before the Boise State offer was extended. Despite being named the offensive MVP of the Hacienda League, he continued to fly under the radar. His nasty disposition, size and athleticism will go a long way to making him a steal for the Broncos' 2015 recruiting class.

"I never went to any camps or anything to get my name out there," he said. "I missed 7 games my junior season because of injuries. But I came on strong late this season."

Quevedo's father, Manuel, was on the trip to the City of Trees. Both fell in love with Boise State and knew it was the perfect fit.

"My dad liked the people and the school. He loved everything about Boise," Quevedo said. "I met a kinesiology professor and some other teachers. That's what I think I want to study. It was perfect."

As a Boise State fan for a large portion of his youth, Quevedo was at a loss for words when asked about being able to play for his favorite team.

"It's unbelievable," he said "It's crazy."

Redshirt freshman offensive lineman Andres Preciado was Quevedo's host on the visit, and the newest Boise State commit was able to meet other players and coaches.

"It was nice," he said. "Everything was great. I can't wait to sign in February."

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