Highly-touted California Wide Receiver Khalil Shakir signed with the Boise State Football Program on Wednesday.
According to 247sports.com the Broncos beat out five Pac-12 schools, one ACC school, and one B1G school for Shakir’s services.
Arizona, Arizona State, Boston College, BYU, Colorado, Colorado State, Hawai’i, Illinois, Nevada, San Jose State, UCLA, & Washington State all offered the 4-star California-product, but Shakir picked Boise State.
He made his pledge known back on November 6th.
“Thank you to all the coaches who have recruited me throughout this process. Definitely a big decision, figuring out where I want to go but I am very comfortable with this and I am exited to say that I have committed to Boise State University. (Shout out) to all the (Boise State) coaches for an amazing official visit this weekend!… I can’t wait to be a Bronco! Bleed Blue!”
— Boise State Football (@BroncoSportsFB) December 20, 2017
Khalil Shakir and I got in touch the following day and he told me he felt great about his decision.
“I got a ton of weight off my shoulders and I know I made the right decision.”
Perhaps the most-exciting signee of this class said that knowing Boise State Head Coach Bryan Harsin was a great coach helped him with his choice of his new school, “I’m lucky he’s my future coach.”
Now Harsin will officially be Shakir’s Head Coach.
The four-star athlete was primarily sought after by Bronco Wide Receiver Coach Eric Kiesau and Director of Recruiting/Player Personnel Darren Uscher. “This is only the start of good relationships with the whole coaching staff,” he said when we talked.
Shakir is hoping to turn the collective-heads of Bronco Nation now that his signing is official.
“I think when I have the ball in my hands I do very special things in (the) open field!”
He hopes to remind Boise State fans of now-former Bronco-Wide Receiver Cedrick Wilson when he gets in space, saying, “that dude is a beast!”
Shakir also tries to model his game after Atlanta Falcons All-World Wide Receiver Julio Jones. “He has great hands, and (overall is) an amazing player.”
When I asked Shakir what his team goals were for his time in Boise he laughed and had a very-blunt answer: “Win that natty!!!”
He wants to come into Boise and make an impact on the team from the jump, earning playing time early in his career.
“Boise, in general, was great place! The vibe I got from it, it just felt like home! (They were) just different (from) the Pac12 schools that recruited me. The love they showed was real and they were consistent with it.”
Shakir said his friends and family were “hyped” for him after he made his decision to commit to the Broncos last month. “(I) just can’t wait to get there and make them proud!”
Khalil Shakir Rapid Fire
Favorite Food-Mini Tacos
Favorite Movie-Four Brothers
Favorite NFL Team-Atlanta Falcons
Favorite Pastime-Watch Netflix