It really was when, not if, for Colleyville Heritage High School (Colleyville, Texas) defensive back Reid Harrison-Ducros.
After participating in Boise State's Elite Camp two weekends ago, where he was named the camp defensive back MVP, Harrison-Ducros received the coveted offer from the Broncos.
And after doing his due diligence, thinking about the opportunity and talking to his family, the 5-foot-10, 165-pound athlete committed to Boise State Friday morning.
"I'm excited and relieved to be a Bronco," Harrison-Ducros told BroncoCountry.
The cornerback held offers from Texas State, Louisiana-Monroe, Colgate and Yale, but ultimately went with the Broncos because of the connection he felt with the coaches, players and the city of Boise.
"I have a couple of other offers as well, and those are good offers," Harrison-Ducros said. "When I went up to Boise State, I loved it up there. The coaching staff is incredible. It's a family feeling. The mountains right next to Boise are great. It's a perfect place to spend four or five years."
Bronco coaches reportedly raved about Harrison-Ducros' ability and instinct.
"I've been talking to the coaches about it and they said my footwork and technique stood out," he said. "Coach (Bryan) Harsin talks a lot about vibes and he said I have a good vibe. Coach (Julius) Brown said he likes that I am physical, fast and to be a technician."
Harrison-Ducros' offer from Yales hints at his work in the classroom. With a 4.2 GPA, the under-the-radar recruit prides himself on being a student as much as being a football player.
"My parents and coaches tell me I have to attack the classroom just like I have to attack on Friday nights," he said. "The grades are just as important as the work on the football field."
And Harrison-Ducros says Boise State fits into his academic goals and aspirations.
"I'm going into business," he said. "I would like to major in something in the sports world because that's my passion. Boise State is the perfect place to do it."
The commitment of Harrison-Ducros adds to what has been an outstanding June for Boise State recruiting.
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