"Ready to be a Bronco"

Boise State is in dire need of Running Backs after losing 3 seniors last year to graduation and having only 2 non-senior RB's on scholarship currently with the team. However, whenever opportunity presents itself, inevitably someone will grab the ball and run with it. Enter local Meridian Idaho High School star running back Mitch Burroughs...

Mitch Burroughs gaven an interview to Scout.com's Chris Fetters on Thursday, (June 23rd), that provided the following information regarding Mitch's commitment to Boise State.

Even though he had two offers in hand from Idaho and Idaho State, it didn't take long for Mitch Burroughs to make up his mind when his dream school came calling.

"I verbally committed (to Boise State) today," the 5-foot-10, 190-pound running back from Meridian, Idaho told Scout.com late Thursday night. "It's huge. It's my childhood dream coming true. It's what I wanted to do. I grew up watching Boise State and from what I was little I knew that's where I wanted to be. It's awesome."

Burroughs turned some heads with a 4.38 40 at the Idaho High School Football Combine in Boise in May, and then ran the second-fastest 40 time (4.51) at the Stanford Nike camp. "I think that caught the eye of a lot of people," said Burroughs. "I went to camps at Oregon and Idaho and I was offered at Idaho.

"Then I went to the Boise State camp. They've been talking to me and they know that I test pretty well, but they wanted to see me play in person. We did some full contact drills and scrimmaging and I did pretty well. We set up a meeting today at 3:30 because they can't offer at camp.

"(Coach Peterson) told me they were giving me a full ride and that I could take my time to get back to him or if I knew what I wanted to do they'd love to have me. I told him I already had my mind made up and I'm ready to be a Bronco."

Burroughs is glad the process is over with. "I wanted to get it done before the season started and it's exactly where I wanted to go. Oregon would have been nice, but I'm really happy with Boise State."

The Broncos are going to start Mitch off at running back. "They told me, when the time comes, I could play some receiver or DB if I want to."

Burroughs is the No. 64 player regardless of position in the Scout.com Northwest Hot 100 and rated as the No. 6 running back in the region.

Watch Mitch's very impressive video here:
#12 RB/DB Mitch Burroughs Highlights 1
#12 RB/DB Mitch Burroughs Highlights 2

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