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Boise State Football: New Facilities Key to Broncos' Recruiting Future
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Head coach Chris Petersen addressed the media on national signing day. He made it known that he is very excited about his latest recruiting class. However, he was quick to clarify that all he has is names on paper, and the true test comes when the players hit camp.

During the press conference, Petersen also addressed the new Boise State football complex and how it will affect recruiting. He acknowledged that the new complex certainly had an impact on the 2013 recruiting class and that it will certainly be a big influence for years to come, especially once construction is completed.

Petersen used words like "spectacular" and "phenomenal" when describing the new facility. He also went on to say that it was "as good as anything out there."

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The new Boise State Football Complex is currently under construction just beyond the north end zone of Bronco Stadium. Once completed, it will be 70,000 square feet.

Coach Pete was most excited about the locker rooms and training rooms, but he also noted that having meeting space will be nice.

With the new facility already paying dividends, you have to wonder what it will do when it is fully complete.

 

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Boise State has already added an indoor practice facility and the Stueckle Sky Center pictured here.

Boise State has just put the finishing touches on its highest-ranked recruiting class in the history of the program. Scout.com ranked the Broncos' 2013 recruiting class No. 42 in the nation.

You have to wonder if Boise State can expect to have this type of recruiting class or an even better one in the coming years. Especially after the new facility is done, and the Broncos are back on ESPN six to eight times a season.

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Several improvements have already been made to the stadium, but more are slated to happen along with the new football complex.

Coach Petersen also noted that the exposure aspect does play a part in recruiting as well, but it was clear that the new facility is what the coaches and recruits are the most excited about.

According to BoiseStateFootball.com, the new facility is set to open in July of 2013. It will be 70,000 square feet and will include a weight room, locker room, recruiting lounge, training facility, players' lounge as well as coaches' offices, meeting rooms and an academic and computer lab. 

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