Polytechnic HS CB Desmond Talley (Long Beach, CA) picked up an offer from Boise State a few months ago and has the Broncos as a strong contender for his services. The talented CB has yet to make a trip to Boise, but hopes to in the near future.
"Boise State was the first to offer me," he said. "I feel a bit of loyalty to their staff since they believed in me, put DBs in the league, and they win a lot," he added.
"Coach Ambrose is recruiting me," he stated. "He's real straightforward and I really like that. He tells me what I need to work on and I feel he's able to relate since he has played the position at the highest level."
"Coach Harsin checks in on me occasionally," said Talley. "He treats everyone as if they are already a professional. I feel like as a coach he could really help me get to that next level."
He went on to say that he would like to visit Boise this summer and may attend the annual football camp on The Blue.
"I'm hoping to visit Boise sometime this summer," he said. "I'd like to go to the camp if possible," he added.
"I really want to play for a group of coaches that I get along with and people I can relate to," he said. "I'm the type of guy that likes to prove myself. I really like how schools like Boise and BYU always play tough teams. That's important to me."
"Coach Ambrose back before he even started recruiting me saw me at a camp," he said. "He yelled out how much he likes how I love the game and the speed and tempo that I play with."
BYU Cougars also offered Talley (6'0, 175, 4.5) during a recent recruiting trip to SoCal to check-out the local talent.
"The CB coach at BYU has been following me since my sophomore year," said Talley. "I sent out some film after my junior year and when their CB coach came down to recruit SoCal he told my coach they want to offer me."
"Like Boise, BYU has a great tradition too," he said. "They play a real competitive schedule and are on TV quite a bit."
"Honestly, I don't have a timetable at this time for a commitment," he stated. "If things fall into place and I feel it's the right time to go ahead and commit then I will. If not, I'll just wait until I'm ready."
Last season, the Jackrabbits lost four games. Long Beach Poly is a year-in and year-out powerhouse in the State of California so they'll be looking to get back on top in 2017.
"Losing four games was a huge disappointment," he said. "We also lost in the first round of the playoffs. That can't happen again this season. With all of our returning talent it's going to be state championship or bust."
So, what does the talented corner bring to the gridiron?
"I play smart," he said. "I know how to read routes and the best way to describe me would be that I'm a physical cover-corner that can tackle," he added.
As a junior, Talley had 45 tackles, 1 INT, and 1 TD.
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