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Broncos score RB Aaron Baltazar

9/7/2012

Four-star running back Aaron Baltazar (Chula Vista, Calif./Eastlake), who originally committed to Washington, is now set to play for Boise State, multiple sources report.

According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, Baltazar wants to study kinesiology, a program not offered at Washington. He also told the Union-Tribune, "I didn't feel wanted (at Washington). When I went up to Boise, I was like a rock star there."

Cincinnati, San Diego State and UCLA were the other schools to offer the 5-foot-11, 185-pound prospect. California, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oregon, Stanford and Utah showed early interest.

ESPN grades Baltazar as the nation's No. 27-rated RB and calls him, "a small but explosive package who has great feet and quick-twitched movements to continue making big plays at the college level. Projects as a productive change-of-pace or all-purpose back."

He missed five contests last fall due to ankle and knee injuries. He underwent offseason knee surgery but was healthy enough to play offense, defense and special teams during Eastlake's opener this fall.

Baltazar is now Boise State's highest-rated class of 2013 verbal. The Broncos have 11 total pledges.