San Bernadino, CA standout Tyreque Jones took an official visit to Boise State over the weekend and gave his pledge before leaving the Blue.

With Boise State defensive coordinator Andy Avalos and safeties coach Gabe Franklin hot on his trail, San Gorgonio High School standout Tyreque Jones was blown away by what he saw and experienced while on his official visit to the City of Trees over the weekend.

After a successful weekend visit to the Blue, the pull to commit was too much, and Tyreque Jones gave a verbal pledge to the Broncos before returning home on Sunday.

"It was something that happened while I was there," the 6-foot-3, 190-pound safety from San Bernardino, Calif., said of his commitment. "I got exposed to the culture and environment while I was there, and I really liked it."

Jones, a two-star recruit from talent-rich Southern California, chose the Broncos over offers from BYU, Utah State, Nevada, UNLV, New Mexico and Idaho. He was amazed by what he called a unique and different experience in Boise as he watched his future team defeat the USU Aggies.

"It was good," Jones said. "I didn't know what to expect going in, to be honest. But it's a really nice place. It's a lot different. I liked it a lot.

"It's one thing to see the blue turf and that kind of defense performance on TV, it's another to see it in person."

"It's a great environment," he said. "I can see myself going to college there, getting a degree and continuing into a career."

Jones said he wants to major in business while at Boise State.

On the football field, Jones said the Boise State coaches love what he brings both physically and mentally.

"They like that I'm very athletic and a smart player," he said. "They see me fitting in well with their system."

With his verbal pledge made, Jones returns to San Gorgonio High to help the Spartans continue their season. He is not sure whether or not he will take other visits.

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