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January 4, 2014

Sumner-Gardner switches to Boise

After A&M's success in recruiting over the last few days, there was one slip-up as West Mesquite 2014 safety Dylan Sumner-Gardner has switched his verbal commitment from Texas A&M to Boise State. The decision was a shocker and really came to Gardner wanting to usher in a new era at Boise State after Chris Peterson left Boise State.

"I feel I can start a new era at Boise State and be the face of the program there," he said. "I knew I could start at A&M or Boise State on day one at either school, but at Boise State I can be the face of the program like Johnny Manziel is at A&M."

Sumner-Gardner has been close with former Texas A&M defensive back coach Marcel Yates, and hopes to continue having a good relationship with him, as Yates is now the defensive coordinator at Boise State.

"Coach Yates and I were really tight at and he also played a big role in my decision to go to Boise State and even though I did not visit Boise State I knew it would be a really good fit for me," he said.

In spite of not visiting, Sumner-Gardner believes his research into Boise State has allowed him to make sure Boise State is the place for him.

"I did a lot of research on Boise State as I did before I switched to A&M," said Sumner-Gardner. "I saw how they have a really good medical school at Boise State and that was really big for me as I want to be able to do something in the medical field after I am done with football."

As Sumner-Gardner wants to usher in a new era at Boise State, he is not sure on whom he will call to join him at Boise State yet and is right now just enjoying knowing he is now committed to Boise State.

"It feels really good to be committed there," he said. "Right now I am just happy about where I am going to school and will figure out who I will try and get to join me at Boise State over the next few days."

Sumner-Gardner is a four-star and is ranked as the tenth best safety in the 2014 class and the eighty-sixth overall player in the nation according to Rivals.com.

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