It is almost 1,700 miles from San Antonio, Texas, to Boise, Idaho, but it feels like home, sweet home for offensive guard Andrew Tercek (San Antonio/East Central).
Tercek, who is on his first visit to the Boise State campus this weekend, saw what he needed to see and confirmed his commitment to the Broncos on Friday afternoon.
“It starts with Coach [Chris] Petersen,” Tercek said. “Everything that he has accomplished here is incredible. Me and my father just walked out of his office like 15, 20 minutes ago. I know where I’m going.”
Tercek is 6-foot-3 and 285 pounds and is a four-star prospect. He said it was down to Boise State and North Texas. But from the minute he got the offer from the Broncos, he knew that would most likely be his choice.
“The last month and a half I have gotten to know the Boise coaches really well. I think I knew like five minutes after the offer, but I had to be sure. I’m sure. If I already know, might as well get it over with.”
Tercek said what impressed him the most was the family atmosphere Petersen has helped develop at Boise State. They’re a family with a chip on their shoulder.
“He was talking to me and my father and struck an idea, I guess is how I would describe it,” Tercek said. “He said people wonder why his players play so hard for him.
“They’re the undersized kids. They get looks from Texas and Alabama but don’t go there. They play with that chip on their shoulder. That’s exactly how I feel.”
Tercek said he went into the trip with no expectations about the campus but said it has been everything he had hoped for and more.
Tercek, ranked No. 24 at offensive guard, is the fifth commit for the Broncos and the second offensive lineman.