Boise State Grabs Signal Caller from Utah, Zach Wilson Tells You All About His Pledge

“I decided to go with Boise State because I feel it was a perfect fit for me developing as a QB.”

That’s the first thing new Boise State pledge Zach Wilson said when we got in touch on Tuesday evening. The Broncos’ newest single-caller is excited to have former quarterbacks Bryan Harsin and Zak Hill mentoring him for the next several years. “Having coach Harsin and coach Hill as qb’s in the past is something big, learning from people who know what they’re doing and who have been through it all.”

Boise State’s newest quarterback commit is really close with his family. “My family is something huge for me and that’s why I’m excited about Boise State, my grandparents who have never missed a game can make it out to watch me play.” Wilson said the best thing he can do to repay his parents for all they’ve done for him in his life is to stay close to home.

Being only four hours away from home will make the collegiate-transition easier for Wilson: “it’s an environment I’m comfortable with and it’s not much different from living in Utah!”

“Everyone that I’ve talked to that lives in Boise has nothing but positive things to say about it.”

Comfort with his future Head Coach was easier to come by for Wilson, knowing Harsin was a former collegiate quarterback. “Coach Harsin and I fit well together because I feel he’s looking for someone who can make good decisions in his offense and have the ability to move around the pocket as well and escape and make plays. Coach Harsin’s offense is exactly what I’m looking for, it’s something I’m comfortable with.”

Leading by example and being a good teammate are really important to Wilson: “It means to really create a special relationship with every coach and every player so once game time comes (you’re) all on the same page and winning just comes easy. Having everyone’s back no matter what.”

“Being a Bronco means you have to have a Blue Collar mentality and this is just the next step in my life to work harder than I ever have before. It’s creating a special brotherhood with my teammates to be able to do something special and go out and win games.”

Wilson saw Boise State’s new football uniforms that were released two weeks ago and likes what he’ll be sporting once a week in the fall for the next several years.

“The new uniforms are a bonus to the great school, I’m always into something flashy and Boise always looks good.”

Wilson said he hasn’t really been in communication with any other recruits or Boise State players but that he hopes to “really get to know quarterback Brett Rypien so I can really learn and progress as a quarterback the way he did.”

“I think Brett Rypien is someone I look up to as a player and a person. Aaron Rodgers is someone I think can do it all as well as run when he needs too.”

Boise State’s newest quarterback commit said that all his friends came over to his house to suprise him on his way home from Boise State’s recent high school camp and added that his Head High School Coach Erik Kjar has helped him so much along the way. “(He) will continue to develop me in the near future. He loves the Broncos and what they do and thinks it is a great choice.”

Wilson says he will be enrolling in January an attending Spring Ball to get a good jump on his collegiate career. “Hopefully after learning from Rypien for a year I would be able to come in and compete to play. Winning is huge to me and I would like to keep the winning tradition alive.”

“People might (also) want to know that I went to the Elite 11 in LA and Oakland. I was in the top group both times. I got in the recruiting game late, I didn’t do any camps last year. So this is the first year really put myself out there and I’ve had a pretty good response.
Current offers: Rice, Fresno State, Utah State, Hawaii, Weber State, Idaho, Nevada, and Boise State.
I (was) also… talking to about 20 other schools before committing to Boise State.
This past weekend I went to (the) USC/UCLA camp, then we flew to Arizona and I did the Arizona State camp Monday. I was on my way to North Carolina and South Carolina to throw for those coaches but I felt so strongly about Boise I committed and canceled the trip and came home.”

Zach Wilson’s Nike Football Rating from “The Opening.”

You can follow Zach on Twitter @zachkapono and checkout his Hudl Highlights below. Follow me on Twitter @RobertJPfeifer.


About Robert J Pfeifer

Robert J Pfeifer
Robert was born in Boise and raised in Meridian, Idaho. He spent his whole life in the Treasure Valley before moving away to Moscow for college. He owns his own website where he covers recruiting and writes other in-depth articles about Boise State. He also helps with the Idaho Statesman's High School Football coverage.

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