Coeur D'Alene (Idaho) linebacker Drew Berger, the No. 2 player in the state, will be staying in-state for college.
The three-star committed to Boise State on Wednesday.
"The coaching staff there was a big reason why I committed," said Berger. "They were my first offer and they haven't let me down since and they've consistently tried to get me to commit."
Berger called assistant coach Eliah Drinkwitz to let him know. As Drinkwitz headed into a staff meeting, he put the phone on speaker so Berger could tell the whole staff.
"Coach Drinkwitz is my main recruiter and he was going into a staff meeting, so he put it on speaker phone in the meeting so I could tell all the coaches. They were all fired up," said Berger.
Berger also got a chance to talk with head coach Bryan Harsin.
"I had a good conversation with Coach Harsin and he's really excited about it," said Berger.
Berger said the opportunity to stay in-state was a big factor too. "Actually, I thought about that a lot," said Berger. "They're on the road to something really special with some other guys coming on board from in-state."
One of those is his brother, Chase Blakley, a freshman at Boise State.
"Chase would hit me up every day and ask me how things were going and trying to get me to go there," said Berger. "He was really happy and really pumped for me."
Berger said he'd often talk with Brett Rypien too.
"I'd see Brett a lot because we'd go to Spokane to play 7v7 against them," said Berger. "We'd shake hands after the game and he'd be like "commit".
Berger will play middle linebacker for the Broncos and may get a chance to play some offense.
"I think goal line running back is going to be an option so I'm excited to make that happen," said Berger.
With his decision done, Berger can turn his attention to his senior season.
"It was huge for me," said Berger. "I wanted to get it done and have that weight lifted off my shoulder."
The Broncos now have verbals from three of the top four prospects in the state in the 2015 class.
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