Boise State signed their highest-rated cornerback recruit in program history on Wednesday when Midlothian, VA athlete Jermani Brown inscribed his “John Hancock” on a National Letter of Intent Day with the Bronco-football program.
When he committed, Brown was a top-300 national recruit and was the first 4-star national recruit Boise State had landed in 645 days.
He held offers from the likes of Arizona State, Michigan State, Syracuse, Utah, Virginia, Washington State, and Wisconsin and felt Boise State compared favorably to those Power 5 Programs when he committed.
“(They’re) a force to be reckoned with, I feel Boise State has a good solid program and the coaching staff will prove that again this year,” said Brown.
Brown was so in love with the Boise State football program that he made his commitment decision before even speaking to the Boise State coaches in person.
“I’ve only talked to Coach Harsin and Ambrose on the phone, I can’t say much about the other coaches but I will say they are great men outside of football. They made me feel welcomed… I think all of the coaches texted me saying congrats, so that was awesome.” he said right after committing.
Brown said that definitely feels that Boise State is the right place for him.
— Hagoromo (@jerm2_acee) August 21, 2016
The Virginia-product is a quick study and a hard worker and fully expects that to show the moment he arrives on campus.
“I am expecting to come in, earn the respect of the seniors on the team and the coaches and prove I deserve to be starting at cornerback, and make an impact during games.”
— Boise State Football (@BroncoSportsFB) February 1, 2017
Brown said he can play any type of coverage and can hold his own against quick and fast wide receivers and tries to model his game after a former-Bronco:
“Kyle Wilson I’d say. I’m about his height. I can play man or zone and hold my own against quick and fast wide receivers.”
Brown expects to have an outstanding career at Boise State and has some pretty lofty goals for his new team.
“I think with the help of Coach Ambrose and the new incoming talent and the talent that is already there, the DB’s couldn’t be in a better position to make history. I also expect that the team will continue the winning tradition established by former players and win the conference, and from there I would love to win a national championship.”