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Many people have the wrong perception of Boise State, and think that Broncos are still winning without great players.
However, just because Chris Petersen isn't bringing top 10-rated recruiting classes on an annual basis, that certainly doesn't mean that he isn't winning some key battles on the recruiting trail.
All you have to do is look at some of the great players and coveted pro prospects that Boise State has churned out in recent years to see that this program is definitely filled with talent. Sure, the coaches do a great job coaching the players up and utilizing them to perfection, but they also do a great job of spotting under-the-radar recruits.
This year, Boise State once again went digging in California to find some diamonds in the rough, but they also went into places like Texas and Florida to pick up key recruits such as LB Ben Weaver (Klein HS, Texas) and QB Nick Patti (Dr. Phillips HS, Florida).
Weaver and Patti are two of the biggest names of the 2012 crop, but players like S Chris Santini (Leland HS, California), OG Travis Averill (Servite HS, California) and DE Demarcus Lawrence (Butler CC, Kansas) all look like they have bright futures as well.