Nick Crabtree Has Seen Players And Coaches Go, But His Commitment Has Never Wavered

When he's not working at a bakery near his home in Huntington Beach, Calif., Boise State tight end commit Nick Crabtree can usually be found in the gym.

With signing day just a couple of days away - and, more importantly, the day he reports to fall camp in Boise taking place this fall - Nick Crabtree wants to be ready both physically and mentally.

"Every single one of my workouts thus far has been with one common goal in mind, and that is to improve every aspect of my game," he said. "From my strength, to my speed and my agility, I'm working on it all."

After he signs with the Broncos on Feb. 3, the 6-foot-6, 247-pound athlete will receive a packet from Boise State that contains a personal training routine. 

"I can't wait for that," Crabtree said. 

Since he committed to Boise State in August, Crabtree has watched 2016 Bronco recruits come and go, and he saw coaches leave the program for other opportunities.

Despite the changes, Crabtree has remained firm in his verbal pledge to BSU. Not once has the thought of wavering even crossed his mind.

"To be honest, my feelings about the open offensive coordinator position didn't range from anything other than pure curiosity," he said. "I'm was just eager to see who gets hired.

"I have no doubt that Coach Harsin and Boise State hired the perfect fit! The coaching changes did not even phase my commitment to being a Bronco."

Boise State was an offer Crabtree had been hoping for. He committed on the spot when it came, spurning overtures from Nevada, Fresno State and San Jose State.

"(Boise) is the place I want to be, he said. "The comradery between not only the players, but the entire football and athletic department, is something special. I can't wait to be one part of it!"

Crabtree's desire to be a Bronco was so strong, he instructed his coaches at Huntington Beach High School to immediately turn down any other programs that may call to inquire about him.

"I told my coach to let any schools that come to recruit me that I wasn't interested," he said. "Like I said, Boise is where I want to be."

Crabtree looks forward to finally being a Bronco, which will be official when he signs his National Letter of Intent on Wednesday. It means he and the rest of Boise State's 2016 recruiting class are one step closer to being on campus.

"The relationships (we've built are) awesome," he said. "The fact that I haven't even met the majority of them in person, yet we are already so close with one another, just shows exactly how special our class is going to be."




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