By Bill Paterson
When Rocklin High School quarterback Jimmy Laughrea verbally committed to Boise State before his senior season, it wasn't only because the Broncos are one of the nation's top football programs.
Laughrea believed that head coach Chris Petersen was a man of his word when told he would be the Broncos' only Class of 2011 quarterback scholarship recruit.
So despite a challenging senior season in which he suffered two concussions, Laughrea is the only quarterback listed among Boise State's 19 recruits announced today.
In discussing the recruiting class with the Idaho Statesmen's Chadd Cripe, Petersen had this to say about Laughrea:
"He was one of those guys when he committed...(that) I ever worried was going to do something different because he felt so right for Boise State, and I think he feels that as well."
Boise State had three players de-commit.
On the 6-foot-2, 185-pound Laughrea's head injuries Petersen said: "He's an athletic guy who will run around, a tough guy. Some of that's got to be on him to learn how not to take some of those hits because they will only be more vicious and ferocious at the college level."