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.
2012 RECRUITING CLASS
— 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)