'They Get Stuff Done At Boise State'

Centennial HS QB Cody Kessler (Bakersfield, CA) recently took his second unofficial visit to Boise State. Kessler left Bakersfield with Boise State being the lone member of his top four yet to extend an offer. Well, that changed this apst week as Boise State became the seventh school to put an offer on the table. What did Cody think of his visit to Boise and his latest scholarship offer? Well...

Centennial HS QB Cody Kessler (Bakersfield, CA) recently took his second unofficial visit to Boise State. Kessler left Bakersfield with Boise State being the lone member of his top four yet to extend an offer. Well, that changed on Thursday as Boise State became the seventh school to put an offer on the table. "I sat down with Coach Petersen in his office and he told me they like to get to know their guys more," he said. "I didn't think he was going to offer at first and then he pull out an envelope and said they are offering me a scholarship," he added.

Head Coach Chris Petersen has a way of making a strong impression on both a kid and his family. Kessler instantly felt a bond with Boise State's head man. "Me and Coach Petersen hadn't really ever sat down for a one-on-one. Me and my family got a real good feel for him," he said. "He showed me a pyramid of how they build the program and what they look for in terms of character. He doesn't care just about football. He wants them to be good players on and off the field. He told me the first thing he looks for is grades and behavior in the classroom."

Kellen Moore gave Kessler (6'2, 218, 4.77) and his family a tour of campus. He also offered Cody a little bit of insight into the recruiting process. "Kellen took me and my family on a tour of campus," he stated. "Me and him talked one-on-one about what it's like playing there. He talked a lot about recruiting and how he decided on Boise State."

The Bronco coaching staff builds the offense around the QB and his strengths. They told Kessler they already know just how to tweak the offense to fit what he brings to the gridiron. "They build their system around what you can do," Kessler said. "Kellen doesn't run a lot so they throw more. Zabransky was much more of a running QB so they had more of that in the system. They told me from watching my film that they could do a lot of things with my strengths and abilities."

The long drive home allowed Cody to reflect on his visit to The Blue. The dominate football program combined with the connection he felt with Chris Petersen made a lasting impression on him. "They get stuff done at Boise State," he said. "I think I got along with Coach Petersen the best outside of Coach Cignetti at Pitt. It felt like I've known him a long time. My family really liked Coach Petersen and how he cares about football and academics."

BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on Cody Kessler.

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