Freedom High (Oakey, CA) three-star defensive end Patrick Choudja took his official visit to Boise State over the weekend and came away impressed.
"It was great," Choudja told KTVB sports director Jay Tust over the phone on Sunday.
"It’s more of a college town atmosphere. Everyone loves the football team out there," Choudja said when asked what stood out about his trip. "The tradition too - that’s what I love about it."
The 6-foot-4, 230-pound defensive end said that Boise State entered the picture in late December.
"When Demarcus (Lawrence) left for the NFL Draft, a spot opened up for a defensive end and they offered me," Choudja explained.
On top of his physical ability - Choudja registered 14.0 sacks as a senior in 2013 - his humble approach is also seems appealing.
"I’m a player that’s willing to learn. I want to learn from the best coaches and the best players." Choudja said.
"I work hard. I don’t ever take plays off."
As Choudja returned home on Sunday, he said that he will not reveal his final decision until Signing Day on Feb. 5.
He did however mention his current favorites.
"My top three is Boise State, Nevada and Fresno State."
Having already visited Arizona State, Nevada and Washington State along with Boise State, Choudja has only more scheduled stop left - Fresno State next weekend.
"I love getting to the quarterback and I love to compete," Choudja said.
With a three-way battle currently going between Mountain West schools, soon we will know who sacks Choudja, and wins the competition in his recruitment.
— Jay Tust (Follow on Twitter: @KTVBSportsGuy)