By Brian Murphy
Connor Peters goal was to attend Boise State and play football for the Broncos. So when Boise State called to offer him a scholarship Wednesday, it didn't take long for Peters to accept.
"They offered me and I couldn't say no to that. It's a great place to be," said Peters, a freshman at Laney College in Oakland, Calif.
Peters signed his National Letter of Intent on Thursday. Peters, a high school teammate of Boise State linebacker Blake Renaud, will have four seasons to play three for the Broncos. He said the Broncos envision him as a blocking tight end, capable of setting the edge on the line of scrimmage.
"It's one of my favorite things to do," the 6-foot-4, 245-pound Peters said about blocking. "That's what brought me to Boise's attention."
The San Jose Mercury News first reported Peters' decision.
Peters said he had offers from San Diego State, Fresno State, Memphis and Colorado State. He said Utah had begun talking with him late in the process. Peters said Renaud's recommendation played a big role in his decision to chose Boise State.
Boise State has not announced Peters' signing officially.
The Broncos signed a small class last year and will sign a big one this year with 21 seniors departing the program. Chris Petersen has talked about finding a way to balance the classes and signing junior-college players is one way to do that.
MAACO Bowl Las Vegas links
• Kellen Moore and Co. get win No. 50, writes Chadd Cripe of the Idaho Statesman.
• Average-sized Moore leaves Boise State as biggest winner in FBS history,
writes CBSSports.com's Bryan Fischer.
• Flawed system kept Moore from ultimate goal, writes Ed Graney in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
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