In front of a house full of extended family members who were visiting for Memorial Day, Chase Cord called Boise State head coach Bryan Harsin and co-offensive coordinatort Zak Hill and committed to Broncos.
"I wanted to be able to share the moment with them," the 6-foot-3 185-pound Cord said. "They've been there for me through the whole thing. Since I wanted to commit soon anyway, I decided to do it today."
Cord held a laundry list of offers that included Utah, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa State, Indiana, Oregon State, Utah State, San Diego State, UTEP, Nevada, Wyoming, plus Ivy League schools Princeton, Harvard and Columbia. In the end the Broncos won out for a myriad of reasons.
"I was pretty sold on Boise when I visited," Cord said. "I loved it when I went up there. Being there and seeing the blue field, ... it was great. I was very appreciative of the coaches."
His verbal pledge to the Broncos came at just the right time, he says.
"It was after this past football season I knew I had to commit early because of the quarterback position, most teams only take one so I didn't want to lose my spot," Cord said. "There were a couple of schools I have been focusing on and I've been talking to my parents a lot about it over the last couple of weeks. I didn't want there to be anything I would regret later on. I feel great about the decision."
Cord is a dual-threat quarterback who amassed 3,173 passing yards and tossed 52 touchdowns during his junior season. He added 1,059 yards and 13 more scores on the ground. The Broncos are getting a versatile athlete, and the coaches are excited.
"I called them and put them on speaker phone in front of my family," he said. "They were telling me that I made their day, and that was a really good feeling."
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