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Boise State Football Recruiting 2012: National Signing Day Recap

National Signing Day 2012 is now over, and the Boise State Broncos have 23 new players who have committed to the football program starting next season. Their class may like flare and sparkle, as they recruited no four or five-star prospects according to, but that has never been the blueprint for success anyways. In contrast, this 2012 class features 14 three-star players. Here is a complete list of the commitments:

Boise St. Commits
TE Hayden Plinke
MLB Tyler Gray
DE Sam McCaskill
OG Mario Yakoo
DE Darien Barrett
OLB Chris Collins
K Sean Wale
TE Connor Peters
DE Demarcus Lawrence
QB D.J. Dean
S Chanceller James
OLB Christopher Santini
MLB Andrew Pint
OG Travis Averill
MLB Ben Weaver
RB Jack Fields
CB Donte Deayon
RB Devan Demas
OG Steven Baggett
TE Armand Nance
CB Chaz Anderson
WR Shane Rhodes
QB Nick Patti

Two players that made their decision to sign on with the Broncos on the final day were TE Hayden Plinke and MLB Tyler Gray, but there were no big surprises before the deadline. Boise St. put together the No. 56 draft class in the nation, according to, which is the highest-ranking class in the program's history, but still not that impressive. Perhaps SB Nation's Boise State Athletics blog, One Bronco Nation Under God, put the whole situation into the proper perspective:

The lesson here: make of rankings what you will. If you think they are the gold standard for college football success, then congratulations to Boise State for setting a school record and beating all other teams in its conference. If you think recruiting rankings are for the birds, then so what if there are 55 teams ahead of BSU. You'd prefer the rankings for actual football.

For the latest information on Boise St. Broncos recruiting, be sure to check out One Bronco Nation Under God. SB Nation's recruiting hub will keep you updated on everything else going down on the wildest day of college football's off-season.