Boise State football gets commitment from California nickel

By Chadd Cripe
© 2011 Idaho Statesman

Nickel Chris Santini of San Jose, Calif., gave the Boise State football program an oral commitment Monday evening.

Santini (6-foot-1, 216 pounds) chose the Broncos over Pac-12 members Oregon State and Utah, among others. He visited Boise State for junior day in the spring.

“I loved the feeling that I got when I came out there,” he said. “It just felt right to me.”

Santini is the 13th commitment for the 2012 signing class confirmed by the Idaho Statesman.

He’s powerful — he can squat 500 pounds — and aggressive, a good combination for the nickel position. He played safety last season at Leland and will play middle linebacker this season.

“I’m just extremely excited (about) how great it’s going to be when I get there,” he said, “the feeling of knowing that I’m going somewhere that’s so great.”

Here's the updated 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.)
— WR/RB 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)
— RB Jack Fields, 5-11, 200, Americas HS (El Paso, Texas)
— CB Donte Deayon, 5-9, 155, Summit HS (Fontana, Calif.)
— LB Ben Weaver, 6-1, 225, Klein HS (Spring, Texas)
— OL Travis Averill, 6-4, 280, Servite HS (Anaheim, Calif.)
— LB Andrew Pint, 6-2, 215, Valor Christian HS (Highlands Ranch, Colo.)
— N Chris Santini, 6-1, 216, Leland HS (San Jose, Calif.)

Let me be the first to say it:

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you, The Great Santini!

More over 40, remembers Beta. Cheez Whiz.


Stop it y'all. That's freaky.

Nut job alert

BIG TIME - Nut job alert

Clueless Alert....

Do you know the poster? Are you new here?

No, Wiz, estupido rode into the Pecos while you were out.


Stop it y'all. That's freaky.


..penn state got a verbal from a kid named...jesse james!
no lie.

Maybe they need a better shotgun.


Stop it y'all. That's freaky.

Welcome Chris

LOL gotta love it...the smell was soo bad in Corvallis he didn't even bother to stop in Eugene.

That, combined with reading a few posts by BDUCK, and it was lights out for any Oregon School...

Great article on the kid

Chris at the Nike camp

If we're producing metal now give the nickel back.


Stop it y'all. That's freaky.

Nut job alert

BIG TIME - Nut job alert

Self-promoter, eh!

Some Blue Diamond almonds wouldn't hurt either.

Really, Bronco Zonko, webhosting isn't expensive.


Stop it y'all. That's freaky.


That foreign dogonian oregonian is a long-standing, and well recognized member of this blog. His comments are respected, if only partially understood.

speak for yourself charlie

dont understand him dont repect him. I do however pity him if the reports on his "condition" are true.

If you really like to waste your time...

The internet has lot of useless dream dates.


Stop it y'all. That's freaky.

Welcome Chris,

Glad you're moving north to continue to build the tradition. Good luck, and get comfortable in the LB position.


WOW! Not a big man to be found. The tallest player is 6-4! How does BSU expect to compete against the 6-6, 6-7 300 pound lineman that the major schools have? That lineup looks like it belongs at Montana State....@ Billings! So sad! End of the Bronco era coming down the pipe!

Moore not exactly a first teamer...

...The Playboy Pre Season All America Team has Andrew Luck as the QB morons. Two Ducks and seven Pac12 overall.

Moore as the scholar/athlete is the only WAC/MWC/Non AQ pick, abeit, the usual bone thrown the way of the non aq's.

Nice selection donks...Jiffy Lube QB selected as second string...

Hee Haw Rack me!!!!!


Go Ducks!


Who would like to see a comparison of OL and DL lineman recruits between them Ducks and those horses? What a farce...Oregon's recruits would flatten the Bronco's base on size alone.

Like that 's

Been proven..........


In case you decide to come back, here's your comparison.

This years starters:

Oregon D-line

BSU D-line

Don't feel bad, LSU-273, Oklahoma-272, Florida-269, to name just a few D-lines smaller than BSU.

Oregon O-line

BSU O-line

Well look at that, 5 pounds per man............

Your lack of football knowledge is amazing

I will await your next idiot post.

Your lack of reading comprehension

Like most of you BSU types, you answered the question you wanted not the question I asked. I said to compare "recruits" not this years starting lineup. I specifically said that BSU was going down the tube in the FUTURE because of the size of the OL and DL line size in their "RECRUITS".

Where did you go to school? Read the statement and then give me an answer to that statement...not something you decide to make up and then answer. Any idiot can answer his own question. Being able to comprehend the premise of someone else's thought requires some brains.

So BigLackage

are you saying that the starters for BSU and Oregon are NOT recruits of each school?

Hmm OK, here are 2012 recruits for OL/DL

Alex Balducci
Cody Carriger

Travis Averill
Steven Baggett

Can I loan you my calculator?

Duck got your


Ω The "On" button ...

... doesn't come with instructions.

BP seems to think he is jv Bcluck.

BigLack has a

solar calculator and we all know how much sun they get over there..........

Ω Okay, then ...

... do we let him carry Bcluck's pond "residue"?

Wouldn't that be considered

a favor?.........

Ω Or a "flavor"

Question: Can a one-winged duck fly inverted, at 90, or does it just crash?

Go (one time) LSU!

Good question

The air is a little thicker over the Blue.........

Ω Blue is right

It's gonna be "Blue Bayou" for MallardAir 1917. Save those nickels and dimes.

ever heard of a pull or a trap?

didn't think so. BTW, recruits are nothing but HS hype. The only thing that matters is how they play at the next level, that is, if they even play

Poor bcluck

"The Playboy Pre Season All America Team has Andrew Luck as the QB morons. Two Ducks and seven Pac12 overall."

And just how many PAC2 teams were picked above the Bronco's.........

(Didn't think that one through did ya)

Qwauk, qWauK....

You probably need Jiffy Lube for that, BDuck


Stop it y'all. That's freaky.