By Chadd Cripe
© 2013 Idaho Statesman
The Boise State football team has added a cornerback to its 2014 recruiting class.
Brandon Lewis (5-foot-11, 180 pounds) of Pleasant Grove High in Elk Grove, Calif., committed to the Broncos on Saturday.
Lewis said coaches told him they were only going to take one cornerback in the 2014 class, which now has three members. The 2013 class was loaded at corner.
“I didn’t want to miss that opportunity,” Lewis said.
He missed the 2012 high school season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament. He impressed the Broncos with his sophomore season and a one-day appearance at their high school camp last summer.
The Broncos were the first team to offer him a scholarship and continued to recruit him through his knee rehab.
“That meant a lot to me,” Lewis said.
The coaching staff was a big reason he chose Boise State.
“You can’t beat the coaching staff at Boise,” he said. “… Every time I talk to (defensive backs coach Jimmy Lake) I learn something new.”
The Broncos have had some trouble with cornerbacks de-committing in recent years. Lewis said that’s not an issue with him.
“Of course I’m 100 percent or I wouldn’t have made this decision,” he said. “I’m not going to be flaky like that.”
2014 RECRUITING CLASS
HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS
— DB Khalil Oliver, 6-1, 185, Rocky Mountain HS
— QB Jalen Greene, 6-3, 194, Serra HS (Los Angeles)
— CB Brandon Lewis, 5-11, 180, Pleasant Grove HS (Elk Grove, Calif.)