Khalil Tate, 6-foot-1, 195-pound athlete from Junipero Serra High School (Gardena, Calif.) is being recruited across the nation, both as a receiver and quarterback. He says Utah, Florida State, Washington State and USC want him as a receiver. But, by his own admission, Tate wants to line up under center at the next level.
"I want to play quarterback in college," said Tate, a three-star recruit. "I will play wide receiver, but only as a last resort. I'm focused on being a quarterback."
With all the interest from college programs he is receiving, Tate says everybody is even. He does not have a list of top schools, but does mention his relationship with the coaches at Boise State as being unique.
"I've been in contact with (Boise State) for a while now, but for about two or three weeks now we've been talking daily," he said. "I like what they have to offer."
Tate has said that he has been waiting for an offer from the Broncos for a while and was pleased when it finally came Wednesday.
"My dad is good friends with (defensive coordinator) Marcel Yates, which helps," Tate said. "The blue turf has always been a thing that I like. The quarterbacks they've had in the past are great.
"I've always watched Boise State and I know I can fit in their offense really well. I'm really close to their coaches."
The Southern California prospect hopes to visit Boise this spring.
Tate is very much in the feeling out process of his recruitment and wants to take his time and see what else comes his way. He does, however, want to make a decision before his senior season at Serra begins.
"I want to commit before the summer is over. Maybe by August," Tate said.