Burroughs Fulfills Dream

According to Rocky Mountain High School Head Coach Jason Warr, Dallas Burroughs made a little history on Thursday when he verbally committed to the Boise State Broncos. For the third-year school in Meridian, Idaho, Burroughs was the first one to receive Division-1 offers and make a commitment to a D-1 school.

All Burroughs was interested in was fulfilling a dream.

"It's a once in a lifetime opportunity," he said to Scout.com Thursday after confirming his commitment to BSU, allowing him to reunite with his brother Mitch, a sophomore receiver for the Broncos. Mitch went to Meridian High School; Dallas went to the new school down the block. He's been a part of building up something interesting at RMHS, and now he's set to take his talent a few miles east to Boise.

"Boise State has always been my dream school," added Burroughs. "I had my mind made up before it happened."

Warr was pretty sure Burroughs would get an offer from the local school. "You never know," he added. "Boise State has gotten up to such a high level. But the thing was, when we left after the Utah State camp, just the way he competed against kids, you just knew…bring on some kids and let 'em show what he can do. He's pretty impressive. It wasn't a surprise once he got into camp and people saw how he moved. He'd be a great fit there and lucky to play at a school like Boise State."

"In talking with the (BSU) coaches at the camp, I kinda knew what was going to come down," Burroughs added. "The coaches wanted to set up a meeting for me. So me, my brother and my mom went down to BSU and met up with Chris Petersen. He offered me and I committed right then."

Burroughs cancelled camp visits to Oregon State and Idaho soon after.

So what are the Broncos getting in the 5-foot-8, 165-pound Burroughs, who burst onto the scene after running a 4.44 40 at last January's U.S. Army Combine in San Antonio?

"Great route running," said Warr. "He has range…for a kid 5-9, the area he can cover and the balls he can get to is pretty impressive. They are getting a kid that's going to help them in a lot of different ways, and he's just a savvy kid. Both his brothers are good football players, and Dallas is in that mold. He just brings that extra speed to the field."

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