Boise State football adds OL Steven Baggett to 2012 recruiting class

By Chadd Cripe
© 2011 Idaho Statesman

The Boise State football program has added another Texan to its 2012 recruiting class.

Offensive lineman Steven Baggett (6-foot-4, 250 pounds) of Martin High in Arlington, Texas, committed Saturday after visiting Boise last week.

"The visit, that's what really sold me," he said. "The town is so nice. I had a whole day where they showed me around the campus. All the coaches and players that I met were real nice."

Baggett, a tackle, has started every game the past two years for the successful Martin program. He will be the seventh offensive lineman the school has sent to a Division I football program in five years, Wager said. Last year’s quarterback is going to Michigan and the tailback is going to Oklahoma. Two players on this year's team are going to Oregon and another has committed to TCU, Baggett said.

"We've got a pretty good flow of traffic of college coaches at our school," Baggett said.

Baggett had offers from Air Force, New Mexico State, Western Kentucky, Georgia State and South Alabama, he said. He also was drawing interest from schools in the Big Ten and Big East, Martin coach Bob Wager said.

“He’s a terrific player,” Wager said. “… He fits the bill with all of (the past lineman recruits). Great feet. A finisher. A tough guy.”

Baggett is the fourth Texan among the Broncos’ first seven recruits. The Broncos grabbed four Texans in their first 10 commitments last year.


— CB Marcus Rios, 6-0, 170, Cosumnes Oaks HS (Elk Grove, Calif.)
— QB Nick Patti, 5-11, 195, Dr. Phillips HS (Orlando, Fla.)
— RB/WR Shane Rhodes, 5-7, 160, Klein Collins HS (Spring, Texas)
— CB Chaz Anderson, 6-0, 175, Loyola HS (Los Angeles)
— TE Armand Nance, 6-1, 238, Dekaney HS (Houston)
— RB Devan Demas, 5-9, 170, Cypress Creek HS (Houston)
— OL Steven Baggett, 6-4, 250, Martin HS (Arlington, Texas)

He will need to go on a diet

At 250 lbs, he needs to add at least 30-40 lbs to play. I'm sure Socha will put him to work and have him ready to go in 2013 or 2014.

That is a TINY recruiting class

I know Boise State prides itself on not overlooking undersized talent but wow. I hope they know what they're doing.

I hope that was in jest....

Bonwell, you know better than this my Bronco Brother. This team has been in the final AP Poll for almost half (46%) its Division 1 existence. lm pretty sure they know what they're doing. Rios, for example, was a nobody that nobody wanted but us. Now, a year later, hes a 4 star CB that Oregon and USC desperately want. Hes solid on his verbal to us. This staff is getting better athletes and players and to doubt their ability to recruit and coach is....well, you know.

Along those lines

Here's the congrove computer ranking for an 18 year period.

Years 96' 97' kill us...

Look at the last 9 years in that poll. Mighty impressive.

You're probably right

I'm always waiting for the other shoe to drop, aren't I? Also, I know that Boise State is always recruiting with a team approach in mind... I could see them drafting a lot of these guys because they excel at specific roles, better than some of their bigger counterparts.

Seems like

Charles Leno came in at a similar 250 pounds, and is now up around 280--and it also seems like when the Broncos do bring in the 300-pounders that they take about 20-30 pounds off them, and build them back up the Socha way.