The 2013 college football recruiting season is quickly approaching its apex. On February 6, 2013, football players from all over the nation and beyond will put their signatures on papers of promise committing themselves to a single school and beginning a dream.
In the days approaching, coaches from all over the land will be scrambling to finalize a class of recruits that will fulfill their teams current needs and build their school's program for years to come.
Recruiting is more of an art than a science, and it involves so many variables that a person could go mad trying to figure it all out. However, the best in the business have their formulas, and head coach Chris Petersen of Boise State is no exception.
Petersen looks for guys that fit his system. The system at Boise State is one that is much more like a family than a team. It is made up mostly of young men with a passion to prove they belong but also a desire to become better on the field and off of it.
Petersen builds good players, but he is also looking to build great men.
In an environment like that, any player that doesn't fit in could stand out like a sore thumb and disrupt the goals of the entire family. It seems to be an added pressure to find not only talented players, but the right kind of talented players for Petersen and the Broncos.
Add to that the team's current needs, and you have a jigsaw puzzle of the most difficult measure.
The 2013 Boise State recruiting class is certainly no exception. There are several needs and the list is large. It will be interesting to see the final names that sign on the dotted line.
Until then, let's look at some of the possibilities and the greatest team needs for the Broncos.