Boise State Football: Broncos' National Signing Day Preview

Martin SondermannAnalyst IIFebruary 5, 2013

SAN DIEGO, CA - DECEMBER 23:  Head Coach Chris Petersen of the Boise State Broncos watches from sidelines in the final seconds of their team's 17-16 loss to the TCU Horned Frogs during the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium on December 23, 2008 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
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Boise State head coach Chris Petersen is known for a lot of things. However, highly ranked recruiting classes is not one of them.

Over the years Petersen has been able to find hidden gems and build up players that have been overlooked or underestimated by many. Utilizing players with a passionate chip on their shoulder, and yet, high character and a solid work ethic, has served the Broncos well.

Now on the eve of the 2013 signing day, it looks like it will be more of the same for the Broncos. However, this year's recruiting class will probably be the highest ranked class in Petersen's tenure at Boise.

In fact, since Petersen took over at Boise State, has never ranked a single Boise State recruiting class in the top 50.

In 2012, the Broncos had their highest ranked recruiting class ever with having that group ranked No. 56 in the nation by In his first season (2006), the Broncos were ranked No. 78 by the same service. In 2007 they were No. 57, in 2008 they were No. 64, in 2009 No. 60, in 2010 No. 97 and the 2011 class was ranked No. 65.

This year however, if the Broncos land their expected list, has Boise State as having the No. 43 ranked recruiting class of 2013., which had the 2012 Boise State recruiting class ranked at No. 62, has this year's group currently ranked just outside of the top 50 at No. 52. lists a total of 25 commits for Boise State in 2013. Of those, five are junior college players of which four have already signed. According to their list, the Broncos are poised to sign two 4-star and twenty 3-star recruits.

Among the list of names are some exciting players

The list includes running back Aaron Baltazar, offensive lineman Andrew Tercek, quarterback Ryan Finley, linebackers Tanner Vallejo, Durrant Miles and Joey Martarano,a solid group of cornerbacks and defensive lineman, a tight end, some very good versatile athletes, a few good wide receivers and junior college players that include a very good kicker.

Add to all of this, the team that the Broncos have coming back, including players from the excellent 2012 recruiting class who are getting ready to step up, and it sure seems like things are looking really good for Chris Petersen and the Broncos.

Bronco Nation should be very happy about their 2013 recruiting class.

Stay tuned to Bleacher Report for complete coverage of the Broncos on National Signing Day.