It may only be a few months since 2013's national signing day, but that doesn’t mean it's too early for college football teams to start thinking about who they should pursue for the class of 2014. For teams such as Boise State, which has improved in Rivals.com’s team recruiting rankings over the past few years but is still in the middle of the pack nationally, this is a particularly difficult process.
Almost every blue-chip recruit considers the big boys like Alabama, Oklahoma and Southern California. But the pool of players is considerably smaller for the Boise State Broncos, who may be fishing primarily in Idaho and other states where Chris Petersen has a recruiting pipeline.
In other words, the Broncos are not yet to the point where the school name and tradition speaks for itself. The coaching staff still has to do the majority of the work.
Boise State has done a remarkable job at getting the best out of its players. One could argue that it isn’t worth speculating about the Broncos’ recruits, because Coach Petersen will get the best out of almost anyone he brings to the program.
However, there are still several targets that the Broncos should pursue for the class of 2014. The following list will take a look at those players.
The criterion for this list was pretty broad. Some things, such as a player’s proximity to the school and the team’s need at a position in coming years, played a huge part in the selection process. Other things, such as rating and a player’s physical tools, had a lesser impact.
Let’s take a look at five players that the Broncos must pursue for the class of 2014.