The recruiting efforts of Boise State's coaches have yielded some impressive results through Bryan Harsin’s short tenure at Boise State. In just a few short years, the coaches have been able to flip recruits from the likes of Washington, Utah, Oregon State, and several other perennially successful programs. Now, Boise State safeties coach Gabe Franklin is hoping to add another notch in his belt in the coming months with his recruitment of standout safety Nick Pickett.
Pickett hails from the Los Angeles area, specifically Bishop Mora Salesian High School. Standing in at 6’2” tall and 189lbs, Nick plays the safety position with a speed and ferocity that will have some Boise State fans reminiscing of hard-hitting alumni George Iloka and Jeron Johnson. Nick also brings with him a slew of offers from both the PAC12, BIG10, BIG12, and Mountain West.
However long his list of offers may be, Nick is keeping it simple and is currently only entertaining offers from two schools: the University of Oregon, and Boise State. And although he is currently committed to Oregon, Pickett will be taking an official visit to Boise State on January 20th, 2017, just a few weeks prior to National Signing Day.
Nick’s relationship with Coach Gabe Franklin is developing and growing increasingly strong with every visit and conversation they have. Additionally, Pickett has another tie to the Boise program in a current player, Redshirt Freshman Safety Damion Wright. Wright also played his high school ball at Bishop Mora Salesian, is great friends with Pickett, and has been an instrumental voice in the initial contact and recruitment of Nick to Boise State.
As short as his list may be, the standout safety isn’t rushing a decision, and may even wait until signing day to announce a final commitment. Rushing the process is not something that Nick is ready to do, and he wants to make sure that this decision is one that both he and his family will be happy with.
Pickett could potentially contribute early on to a very young Boise State defense that will be in desperate need of youth in the secondary to build on for the future.
Stay tuned to Bronco Country for updates on Nick and a post-visit recap coming in a few weeks as well.