2016 quarterback Ian Book wasn’t expecting an offer from Boise State on Sunday, but after talking “daily” to the Broncos’ director of player personnel, he could have perhaps hazarded a guess.
“I knew they really liked me, and really wanted to see me throw, but then he wanted me to talk to coach [Mike] Sanford, who’s the QB coach and O-coordinator, and it was on a Sunday – today,” Book told GoldenStatePreps.com. “I thought, if he was going to let me talk to [Sanford], on a Sunday night, maybe something would happen.”
Book – who’s completed 49 passes in 66 attempts in three games this season, throwing for eight touchdowns, no picks and 755 yards for El Dorado Hills (Calif.) Oak Ridge – then got to know Sanford a bit, and then scored his third scholarship offer.
Book also has offers from Idaho and the University of San Diego.
The 6-foot-1, 175-pounder said that the Boise State offer is “definitely a big one.”
“It’s a big school, with a lot of success and tradition,” Book said. “I’m really excited.”
Boise State offered despite not having yet seen Book throw in person, but they saw plenty on Book’s film from the 2013 season, when he threw for over 2,600 yards and 30 touchdowns as a sophomore.
“I know he said he wanted me to go to a camp and throw for him, but I haven’t had the chance,” Book said. “I have not thrown for him yet, or been up there to Boise. He said that he might come to the last game of the season, but that’s about it, though. I’m really excited for them to come to a game, or if I end up throwing for them, going up there and meeting them. That would be pretty awesome.”
What inspired the Broncos to pull the trigger on Book?
“He said he really likes the way I can extend plays,” Book said. “He said he likes the way the ball comes off my hand. He thinks I fit well with their offense, because it’s pretty similar to our offense that we run at Oak Ridge. Then, he started talking about Boise, and how he thinks the school can fit me. They’ve got a lot of good things up there.”
2016 QB Ian Book Talks Boise State Offer
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