An official visit to Boise State over the weekend had junior college cornerback Mercy Maston (Bakersfield, Calif./Bakersfield) feeling blue.
The famed blue at the Broncos' stadium wasn't the only thing that led to Maston's commitment to Boise State on Tuesday, but it helped.
"It was a good visit," Maston said. "I liked the team and I liked the 'smurf turf' a lot...I'm done. I'm not taking anymore visits."
The 6-foot-1, 190-pound cornerback was recruited by Boise State as part of the 2011 recruiting class, but eventually verbally committed to Arizona State, and then signed with San Jose State. When his SAT scores wouldn't enable him to enroll there, he went the junior college route, where he became one of the more highly-recruited players in the region. Maston committed to Boise State over offers from Arizona, Fresno State, Nevada, San Jose State and Washington.
Maston said he will finish at Bakersfield in May and begin his career as a boundary cornerback for the Broncos, where he expects to push for playing time next fall. He has three years to play two at Boise State.
"That's the position I play right now, and I'm that physical corner," Maston said, adding that the position will be vacated by senior Jamar Taylor after this season. "I want to be that guy."
Maston is commitment No. 12 for Boise State's Class of 2013 and the fifth from the state of California..