"Happy with choice" to become a Bronco

For Charles Hayes, the decision to verbally commit to Boise State was simply a matter of being in the right place at the right time — and the right time was during his official visit, November 18th, with some players that will be joining him as new Broncos next season.

"When I took my trip, I really bonded with some of the other recruits they had there," Aurora CO Defensive Lineman Charles Hayes said. "That's what really convinced me."

Boise also broke a small perception the defensive lineman had about the community. "It's a really nice city," Hayes said. "I just always thought it seemed like farm country or something, but the city was really nice."

Hayes has the ability to pick up some size and play inside, having played some at defensive tackle in high school, but where the BSU coaching staff might really want to see him is at defensive end. At 6' 2" 240, he already has good size for the position, but his 4.7 speed gives him the dimension most coaches look for off of the edge, particularly in the pass rush.

But that's not what Hayes thinks is how he can contribute best. "I definitely think I can help stop the run. They've been doing a really good job with that already and I think I can come in and help with that."

"They know how to win," Hayes said of the Broncos. "That's what I wanted to be a part of," he added, already thinking of himself as a Bronco. "I'm just thinking of some of the other guys we have coming in and I think it will be a really good defense."

If Hayes and his new-found teammates can build the Boise defense into a national caliber unit, then their already potent offense should put the Broncos in position to climb even higher in the BCS ratings.

Some fans might not settle on Hayes until everything is 100% official, but the Eaglecrest product has no plans of defecting at the last minute.

"I feel really comfortable with my decision. Coach told me to take my time and make sure it was the right fit. I took some time and thought about it for a while and I'm happy with the choice."

If the former Raptor is as productive as the BSU coaches think, then Boise fans will be happy with his choice, as well.

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