Eric Agbaroji On Boise State Commitment..

Midlothian HS ATH Eric Agbaroji (Midlothian, TX) became the tenth verbal commitment for Boise State in the 2011 recruiting class last Wednesday. He is also the fourth prospect from the State of Texas to pledge to the Blue and Orange. What factors led to him becoming a Bronco? He spoke to BroncoCountry.com about his commitment to Boise State and his future as a Bronco.

Midlothian HS ATH Eric Agbaroji (Midlothian, TX) became the tenth verbal commitment for Boise State in the 2011 recruiting class last Wednesday. He is also the fourth prospect from the State of Texas to pledge to the Blue and Orange. What factors led to him becoming a Bronco? "I kind of made my decision this past Monday. I had been thinking about it for about a month," he said. "Boise was the first school to send me mail. They were my first offer and it feels like the perfect place for me. It's a place I can go and be successful," he added. Agbaroji was also receiving interest from Alabama, North Carolina, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, and Baylor.

Assistant Head Coach Brent Pease continues to work his magic for the Bronco football program. His connections throughout the HS coaching ranks in Texas has paid huge dividends for Boise State as he was the first coach to take notice of Agbaroji. "I got the offer from Boise State in May," he said. "I kind of had a feeling it was coming since Coach Yates and Coach Pease came down to see me. I had talked to Coach Pease a few times before, but that was my first time talking to Coach Yates."

Defensive Backs Coach Marcel Yates and the entire Boise State staff made a great impression on the talented ATH. The program was able to sell itself from that point. "Coach Yates is a real cool guy. The whole coaching staff are nice guys," Agbaroji said. "They don't just coach football. They want to build relationships with their players and I feel that's important."

Kyle Wilson was drafted in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft. That will certainly be a huge selling point on the recruiting trail in the future as playing in the NFL is seemingly the dream of every HS football player in the country. "Every little kid wants to play football in the NFL and Boise State gives me the best chance to do that," he said. "They're DB U."

Agbaroji (6'0, 185, 4.49) and his teammates at Midlothian HS struggled throughout the 2009 season. They finished with a record of 1-9 and they enter the 2010 season with a new Head Coach. The future Bronco believes they will be much better this upcoming season. "We played with a young team. We had a real rough year," he said. "Everything is looking good right now with our new coach. We've got much more experience now and we're going to shock some people this season," he added.

The Panthers just wrapped up their first week of two-a-days and the team seems to be progressing nicely. "Our team is looking pretty good. We've got to play together and show people that we've changed our tradition," he said. "We've had a losing record since my sophomore year. You have got to practice hard if you want to win and I feel that we've done that so far."

BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on Eric Agbaroji.

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