"I feel like it was the right time and right choice for me," the 6-foot-5, 270-pound defensive lineman from Rexburg, Idaho said.
Born with the given name Zarrek to Haitian parents in Florida, Birch was adopted as a baby and brought to eastern Idaho. There he blossomed into a wrecking ball of a football player.
Birch is a quiet kid off the field and lets his play do the talking. He can line up inside or on the end - he has done both in high school, while also playing fullback at times - and that versatility had Boise State's coaches salivating when they offered him in May.
"I'm not quite sure (where they want me to play at BSU)," he said. "I'm good either way."
Birch had been hearing from BYU and Weber State, among other programs, but decided he didn't want to wait any longer and verballed to the Broncos.
"I just really like the coaches and I think the program there is great," he said.
Madison High School is set to begin fall camp, and Birch is looking forward to playing with the weight of committing off his shoulders.
"I love football and want to focus on my senior year," he said.
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