Boise State has built its program on a foundation of the sometimes overlooked and many times underestimated recruits that don't always have the most hype coming out of high school.
It has become a trademark of sorts for the Broncos to take 2- and 3-star recruits and turn them into solid players, of which some have gone on to the NFL and made some noise.
When looking at the list of players that Boise State has had over the years, the most recent decade stands out.
With the advent of the 24-hour sports news cycle coupled with the extreme success the Broncos' football program has had, an increased focus on recruits and recruiting has been unavoidable.
It has led to a different kind of atmosphere in Boise.
Still, 2- and 3-star recruits are the norm, but every once in a while a lot of hype rides the shoulders of a recruit that brings a step higher ranking and a fan load of expectations.
Let's look at the most hyped, most anticipated recruits the Broncos have had in recent years and compare the expectations with the execution they brought to The Blue.