Boise State Adds Former USC Quarterback Jack Sears
The four-star was originally committed to San Diego State
Sears stays within the conference
Boise State keeps on adding talent to its roster and the latest addition is a position in which the Broncos are fine. The latest player is former USC quarterback Jack Sears who is eligible immediately as a graduate transfer.
Sears was a four-star member of the Trojans’ 2017 recruiting class, rated as the No. 4 pro-style quarterback in the country.
What makes this really interesting is that Sears was originally committed to San Diego State. However, that was when Rocky Long was the head coach but when Long stepped down so did Sears with his commitment to the Aztecs.
He did visit Northwestern and N.C. State but ultimately chose Boise State.
What is interesting in this commitment is that Boise State already has a starting quarterback in Hank Bachmeier who will be a sophomore. Odds are that Sears will not win the starting job which makes Sears commitment odd.
Why would Sears go to a place where he is all but assured to be the backup over a place where he could compete for the starting quarterback job.
Perhaps he wanted to go to a team that appeared in back-to-back conference title games and has a reputation? Or the team wants depth and Sears took that in and knowing he could see playing time if Bachmeier gets hurt.
Then there is current backup Chase Cord so is Sears going to be the third quarterback while battling for the backup position, or is Cord’s injury he suffered on Nov. 9 vs. Wyoming is more severe than people thought.
Boise State lands a former blue-chip recruit who will be used for depth and it keeps Sears away from other Mountain West schools who could have used a quarterback of his potential.